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Reservoirs

Volume 460: debated on Thursday 24 May 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs if he will list the water reservoirs which (a) have become operational in each year since 1990 and (b) are planned; and who the operating company is in each case. (137612)

The only major public water supply reservoir, owned by a water company, to become operational since 1990 is Severn Trent Water’s Carsington reservoir in 1992.

Water companies identified the need for five new and three extended reservoirs in their 25-year water resource management plans prepared in 2004. Details are provided in the following tables.

New reservoirs

Company

Scheme

Year

Southern, Mid Kent

Broad Oak

2019

Folkestone and Dover South East Water

Clay Hill

2015

Portsmouth

Havant Thicket

2020

Thames

Abingdon

2020

Severn Trent

Lower Severn

2022

Extended reservoirs

Company

Scheme

Year

Southern, Mid Kent

Raise Bewl

2015

South East Water

Bray Enlargement

2008

Essex and Suffolk Water

Abberton

2014