Harthill Reservoir upgrade

We are investing £5 million to upgrade Harthill Reservoir in South Yorkshire.

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The project

Harthill Reservoir, situated between Sheffield and Worksop near to the village of Harthill, was constructed more than 200 years ago to supply water to the Chesterfield Canal, located approximately two miles to the north.

From time to time we need to upgrade and improve the canal infrastructure to present day standards. In December 2020 we announced plans to upgrade Harthill Reservoir by redesigning the overflow spillway to increase the resilience of the reservoir.

Since then, our team has been working hard to develop and assess the design of a new weir and overflow spillway. 

Our proposals

In January 2022 we shared more information on our proposals for Harthill Reservoir. We gathered feedback on these proposals through a public consultation.

The video below, which was shared as part of our recent consultation, explains more about the works we are planning to deliver. The presentation information is available to download here.

Update April 2022

We have submitted a planning application for the proposed works to Rotherham Metropolitan Borough Council.

Subject to planning permission, we anticipate starting construction works in early summer 2022.

Read the public consultation summary here.

Keeping in touch

In the meantime, you can contact our team with any further questions or comments by:

Emailing: harthill@canalrivertrust.org.uk

Calling (Freephone): 0800 028 8141

Last date edited: 13 June 2022