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Volume 496: debated on Monday 20 July 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what the capacity of reservoirs owned by the water industry in England was (a) in 1989 and (b) on the latest date for which figures are available. (286785)

A reservoir capacity figure for 1989 is unavailable.

The total capacity of reservoirs owned by water companies in England which fall under the Reservoirs Act 1975 (large raised reservoirs with a capacity of 25,000 m3 or more above natural ground level) was 1,855,244,628 m3 on 14 July 2009.