Reservoir | BigGreenSmile.com

Reservoir

 A reserve of water to be used at a later date most commonly man made and often created by constructing a dam.

To combat the increasing issue of water scarcity the UK is planning the building of new reservoirs including a one in Oxfordshire that will hold enough water to fill Wembley stadium thirteen times. Reservoirs have a number of uses including balancing the flow of water for land irrigation, recreational uses and as part of a flood control system.  

How many reservoirs are there in the UK?

Good question and one we haven’t got a precise answer to.  We know there are over 2,500 but if you have a precise figure then please let us know.  We can’t understand why but we just like to know these things! 

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