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GRIMSTONE RESERVOIR
 
 
 
The construction of the second underground reservoir on Grimstone Down has been completed.
At the time of writing (July 2014) it’s just the perimeter fence that has to be finished.


Photo - Colin Jackson

With assistance from George Keast at Wessex Water here are a few facts and figures concerning the new installation.

A detailed archaeological survey was carried out before construction began revealing evidence of Iron Age activity. Pottery, flints and animal bones approximately 2,000 – 2,500 years old were found.


Photo - Wessex Water

The new reservoir is a service reservoir capable of holding two megalitres – that’s 2,000,000 litres. It is part of the East-West water supply link in Dorset and provides local storage to about 1,000 Wessex Water customers. The construction was carried out in order to more than double the site storage capacity. Maintenance work was also carried out to the existing reservoir and the on-site security was updated. The installation of the new reservoir cost £1.7 million.

Photo - Colin Jackson

Photo - Colin Jackson