Rivington Water Treatment Works

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Rivington Water Treatment Works is a water treatment plant in Rivington, Lancashire, England.[1] It is located below Lower Rivington Reservoir, the last in the Rivington Chain of reservoirs, and the first works on the site opened in 1860, supplying water to Liverpool. The present works was built in 1994, and in 2007 was the largest automated three-stage plant operated by United Utilities. Most of its output supplies customers in the Wigan area.[2]

Water from the Rivington chain connects into the Thirlmere Aqueduct[citation needed].


  1. ^ "Catchment team contacts". United Utilities. Retrieved 7 June 2010.
  2. ^ "Rivington Water Treatment Works". United Utilities. Archived from the original on 27 September 2007. Retrieved 1 August 2018.

Coordinates: 53°36′20″N 2°35′57″W / 53.6056°N 2.5991°W / 53.6056; -2.5991