Monday, 12 December 2016

Reservoir Progress Report - December 2016

Welsh Water have just issued an update on their work at Llanishen and Lisvane Reservoirs.  It can be read online by clicking here.  We are very pleased that they keeping the local community so well informed, and although it will be some time before the reservoir site is reopened, it is very encouraging to think that, at long last, things are moving in the right direction.

Friday, 1 July 2016

Work Begins!

Today Dŵr Cymru / Welsh Water issued a letter to residents who live near the reservoir, which outlined the work that will be starting in early July 2016.  This will involve constructing a work compound area on the old car park by the entrance to the reservoir from Rhyd-y-penau Road.  The full text of the letter and a map can be accessed by clicking here.  The work will involve constructing a perimeter fence around the site, but will also include the eventual removal of the unsightly 'inner' fence around the top of the reservoir banks.  Access to the site will not be possible, for Health and Safety reasons, while this work is undertaken, and we ask all RAG supporters to respect this policy.  Dŵr Cymru / Welsh Water have reiterated their commitment to re-open the site for public access as soon as possible.

Monday, 18 January 2016

Reservoirs Saved!!!!

We are delighted to be able to tell you that at the end of last week, Dwr Cymru / Welsh Water signed a 999 year lease on Llanishen and Lisvane reservoirs.  This means it now effectively owns the site and has bought it from Celsa.  Welsh Water has stated that pending necessary structural inspections and repair work, it plans to refill Llanishen Reservoir and for it to become an active part of the water supply system for Cardiff.  It also intends to re-establish public access at the site, although both of these outcomes may take some time to achieve.  As you will remember RAG was originally formed with two aims: to prevent a housing development on Llanishen reservoir, and to protect the future of the area as part of the Nant Fawr Green Corridor for future generations to enjoy.  We achieved the first of these, and it now looks as though the second has been pretty much achieved as well.  Welsh Water owned the site before Western Power appeared on the scene, so there is a nice symmetry in being able to welcome the company back.

We would also like to thank Celsa for listening to our concerns and passing on control of the reservoirs to a party who are sympathetic to our own aspirations for the site.  At all times they dealt with us in a straight-forward and open manner, and were concerned to come up with a solution that benefited the local community.  We wish them well for the future.

The press release from Welsh Water can be viewed here: