Brushes Reservoir

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Brushes Reservoir and dam

Brushes Reservoir is the second lowest reservoir of a series of four in the Brushes valley above Stalybridge in Greater Manchester.[1] It was built in the 19th century to provide a supply of safe drinking water. It is owned and operated by United Utilities. The reservoir dam consists of a clay core within an earth embankment.

Capacity[edit]

Board Reservoirs
Name Depths of Reservoirs (ft.) Capacities of Reservoirs (Gallons)
Walker Wood 61 202,084,000
Brushes 44 52,165,000
Lower Swineshaw 33 55,500,000
Higher Swineshaw 53 168,908,000
*Total - 882,939,000 [2]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Seven of the best places to enjoy a reservoir walk". Manchester Evening News. M.E.N. Media. Retrieved 3 December 2016.
  2. ^ "Ashton under Lyne Genealogical Records". Forebears. Section:Historical description: Forebears. Retrieved 3 December 2016.

Coordinates: 53°29′19″N 2°00′42″W / 53.4887°N 2.0116°W / 53.4887; -2.0116