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.

The team has been working hard over the last 12 months, carrying out ground investigations to inform the design of a new weir and overflow spillway. 

Find out about our proposals

Please watch the video below for a summary of our proposals. The presentation information is available to download here. 

We are also holding an online meeting to discuss these proposals on Tuesday 18 January at 6:30pm. If you would like to join this meeting, please get in touch to register your interest by using the contact details below.

Have your say

We are pleased to now share this design and invite any comments on the proposals as part of a public consultation being held between Monday 10 January and Sunday 30 January.

You can let us know any comments you have by completing this feedback form.  

You can also get in touch with our team with any further questions or feedback by:

Calling (Freephone): 0800 028 8141

Emailing: harthill@canalrivertrust.org.uk

Writing: Harthill Reservoir Consultation, 5th Floor, St James House, Sheffield, S1 2EX

Last date edited: 10 January 2022