Reservoir Works and Water Resources

This year (2021), and over the next few years, the Trust is carrying out essential maintenance on reservoirs to make sure they continue to comply with the law and remain safe.

The investment, amounting to many millions of pounds, will ensure the long-term integrity of the reservoirs and the vital water supply they provide to the canal network.

In some instances, the maintenance requires water levels to be temporarily ‘held down’ meaning there will be less water than normal available for boating. We are asking boaters, with the help of volunteer lock keepers, to be even more careful than usual to conserve water.

National hydrology manager Adam Comerford tells us more in this video.