Lee Valley Reservoir Chain

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Aerial view of several of the Lee Valley reservoirs

The Lee Valley Reservoir Chain is located in the Lee Valley, and comprises 13 reservoirs that supply drinking water to London.[1]


The following waters are located in the London Borough of Enfield and are known collectively as the Chingford Reservoirs, which are a Site of Special Scientific Interest:[2]

The following waters, together known as the Walthamstow Reservoirs, are located in the London Borough of Waltham Forest and, with the exception of one, form a Site of Special Scientific Interest:[2][3]

Water supply[edit]

The reservoirs are fed by the following waters:

Water treatment[edit]

After being stored in the above reservoirs the water is piped to the Coppermills Water Treatment Works.[5]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Reservoir information Retrieved November 9, 2007
  2. ^ a b Lee Valley Regional Park Authority, Reservoirs
  3. ^ Natural England, Nature on the Map (Search on Walthamstow Reservoirs)
  4. ^ The Thames - Lee water main Retrieved September 13, 2008
  5. ^ Coppermills Retrieved November 9, 2007

Coordinates: 51°35′N 0°3′W / 51.583°N 0.050°W / 51.583; -0.050