Friday, 17 April 2015

Reservoir Refilling (for now!)

Rising water level in Llanishen Reservoir

Many local residents have noticed that the water level in Llanishen reservoir is gradually rising and have been asking how this can happen if the scour valve that drains the reservoir is still open.  We recently contacted Dwr Cymru Welsh Water for an explanation, as they now have an agreement with Celsa to undertake monitoring and the day-to-day maintenance of the reservoir.  
We have been told that the scour valve has been closed for the past 12 months and this is why water levels in the reservoir have increased.  Welsh Water have asked for the scour valve to remain closed as the company needs to carry out particular maintenance work which includes removing some silt which has built up around the scour.  This will be done sometime in the summer of 2015.  It is anticipated that the scour valve will then be re-opened again.

Monday, 20 October 2014

RAG outlines vision for reservoirs

On Monday 13th October, RAG published a document outlining their plans for Llanishen and Lisvane reservoirs.  This has been sent to Celsa, as well as local politicians and other interested parties.  It can be read online by clicking here.

Tuesday, 7 October 2014

RAG meets with CELSA!

Richard Cowie, James Ellis, Bernard Adshead & Ceri Davies
Yesterday, the Rag Chairman, Vice-Chairman and Treasurer visited Llanishen Reservoir with our consultant reservoir engineer, Chris Hoskins.  We were met and shown around by James Ellis, the manager from Celsa who is the main point of contact for the reservoirs for the company.  We were there for about two and half hours, and while Chris undertook his inspection, we had a chance to talk to James about the future of the reservoirs.  It was a very constructive afternoon, and although James made it clear that Celsa currently has no definitive plans for Llanishen reservoir, he also said that Celsa would be happy to consider any proposals that we put forward.  We are about to release a document outlining our vision for the reservoir, and arranged to send copies to Celsa by the end of this week.  James also agreed to provide information about the reservoirs to Chris, our engineer.  Chris is preparing a report for us on the condition of the reservoir, but generally thought it looked to be in a good state.