Fernilee Reservoir

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Fernilee Reservoir
Fernilee Reservoir, Derbyshire.jpg
(July 2005)
Location Derbyshire
Coordinates 53°17′20.76″N 1°58′49.44″W / 53.2891000°N 1.9804000°W / 53.2891000; -1.9804000 (Fernilee Reservoir)
Type reservoir
Basin countries United Kingdom
Fernilee Reservoir
Fernilee Reservoir is located in Derbyshire
Fernilee Reservoir
Fernilee Reservoir
 Fernilee Reservoir shown within Derbyshire
OS grid reference SK014769
District High Peak
Shire county Derbyshire
Region East Midlands
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Police Derbyshire
Fire Derbyshire
Ambulance East Midlands
EU Parliament East Midlands
List of places

Coordinates: 53°17′21″N 1°58′49″W / 53.2891°N 1.9804°W / 53.2891; -1.9804

Fernilee Reservoir is a drinking-water reservoir in the Peak District National Park, within the county of Derbyshire and very close to the boundary with Cheshire. The reservoir was the first of two reservoirs built in the Goyt Valley, the other being Errwood Reservoir. It was constructed by the Stockport Water Corporation at a cost of £480,000, with work being completed in 1938. It is currently owned and operated by United Utilities. The reservoir provides drinking water for the town of Stockport and its surrounding areas, and it holds 4,940 million litres of water.