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.

Saturday, 16 August 2014

Clearance of Reservoir Vegetation

Contractors are today clearing some of the vegetation that has grown up in the basin of the drained Llanishen reservoir.  The material is being shredded and deposited on the old sailing school boat storage area.  The embankments of Lisvane reservoir have already been cleared of the extensive growth of small trees (mainly willow) that had established in the stone pitching around the reservoir.  It is good to see that the current owners, Celsa Steel UK, are dealing with this issue, as concerns had been expressed about the possible damage that such plant growth might do to the reservoir embankments.

Equipment being used to clear the vegetation in the reservoir basin.