HC Deb 07 July 1965 vol 715 cc250-1W
Mr. G. Johnson Smith

asked the Minister of Housing and Local Government what projects are at present under construction to expand the reservoir capacity of England and Wales; what other projects have been approved; and what is the expected addition to the reservoir capacity in each case.

Mr. MacColl

Major reservoir projects under construction include the following:

Water Undertaker Reservoir Capacity (million gallons) Estimated reliable yield (million gallons per day)
Anglesey Alaw 1,610 6
Banbury Grimsbury 60 3.5
Camborne Stithians 1,150 3.5
Kerrier Rural District Council
Truro Rural District Council
Cardiganshire Water Board Llyn Egmont 101 0.5
Clywedog Joint Authority Clywedog (with associated reservoirs lower down the Severn) 11,000 80
Great Ouse Water Authority Grafham Water 14,000 40
Leeds Thrushcross 1,727 3
Liverpool Tryweryn 16,200 65
Manchester Wet Sleddale 522 11
Metropolitan Water Board Wraysbury 8,250 39
Oxford Farmoor 2,760 17
Stockport and District Water Board Errwood 935 2.75
Sunderland and South Shields Water Company Derwent 11,000 26
Durham County Water Board
Tees Valley and Cleveland Water Board Balderhead 4,000 18.5
Powers have been obtained for the following:—
East Cornwall Water Board Siblyback 575 2.5
East Surrey Water Company Bough Beech 1,900 5–6
Metropolitan Water Board Datchet 8,230 39