Grassholme Reservoir Safety

Together with our supply partners Interserve we plan to carry out essential maintenance and improvement works to Grassholme reservoir over the next three years. These works are needed to ensure the resilience of the reservoir and improve its surrounding environment. During the work we will endeavour to keep disruption to a minimum and ensure residents and users of the reservoir area are not unduly inconvenienced. We'd really like to hear from you if you have any questions or comments so please get in touch using the 'Contact us' button at the top of the page or leave a comment below.

Update by Brian Hall

Hello everyone

We have been carrying out some ground investigation work around the reservoir over the past couple of weeks. This should be finished by the end of this week. Next week we will be starting to establish our site compound with access off the road leading to Cote House Farm Caravan Park. We have selected this location as we think it will be the best location to minimise disruption. 

You may have noticed the current discharge of water through the scour valve into the River Lune. We need to bring the water level in the reservoir down about 4 metres temporarily to do some investigative work. Due to the amount of rain recently we are discharging water through the scour valve into the river. It looks quite spectacular but the river is handling it nicely.

We will further update over the next couple of weeks as the site develops and we have more news.





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