Published On: Tue, Apr 1st, 2014 on 6:00 am

One of Yorkshire’s largest underground reservoirs begins running in Bramley

Bramley Reservoir

One of the largest underground reservoirs in Yorkshire has begun supplying drinking water to more than 27,400 properties across West Yorkshire.

Yorkshire Water’s contractors and engineering specialists, Mott MacDonald Bentley, have replaced an ageing underground storage facility in Bramley, Leeds, with a brand new structure.

It is capable of holding up to 16 million litres of treated drinking water, which is equivalent to the volume contained within six Olympic-sized swimming pools.

The new tank, which is a £4 million investment, took just over a year to construct, and will replace the previous one that was constructed in 1880.

Varying in size, the underground tanks are used to store treated drinking water before it’s carried through to taps.

Dave Ellis, project manager for Yorkshire Water, said: “This new tank measures approximately 69 metres in length and six metres in depth.

“Not only will it boost the reliability of our vast water supply network, but it will also ensure that customers in West Yorkshire continue to receive some of the best drinking water in the world.”

The tank is part of a £23 million investment Yorkshire Water is making between 2010 and 2015 to replace 16 supply reservoirs across the region.

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