SK9767 : Bracebridge Heath Water Tower and Reservoir

taken 5 years ago, near to Bracebridge Heath, Lincolnshire, Great Britain

Bracebridge Heath Water Tower and Reservoir
Bracebridge Heath Water Tower and Reservoir, taken 5 years ago
Water pumping station and reservoir located on Grantham Road. In 1904/5 a typhoid epidemic in Lincoln resulted in 131 deaths. Contaminated water supplies were blamed and it was necessary to improve the quality of the supply. A new source of supply at Elkesley (Notts - see LinkExternal link ) was used and from 1911 to the present day water pumped from Elkesley goes into Westgate water tower (see SK9771 : Westgate Water Tower ) with the surplus passed by gravitation to Bracebridge Heath Reservoir. It is a covered reservoir with a capacity of six million gallons which serves the low districts of Lincoln as well as Bracebridge Heath and RAF Waddington. It has recently had a booster station fitted and has been linked to Leaderham service reservoir.
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2012
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Date Taken
Sunday, 5 August, 2012   (more nearby)
Submitted
Wednesday, 29 August, 2012
Geographical Context
Water resources 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SK 9781 6722 [10m precision]
WGS84: 53:11.5849N 0:32.2480W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SK 9783 6719
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North-northwest (about 337 degrees)
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