Friday, 25 October 2013

Llanishen Reservoir Refill not Imminent

In response to a question from Cllr. Kate Lloyd, the Leader of Cardiff Council, Cllr. Heather Joyce, made the following statement at yesterday's Council meeting (24th October).

"I can confirm that I met with Celsa management representatives on 15th October.  Celsa confirmed its acquisition of the two reservoirs in North Cardiff for strategic purposes in order to protect the water supply for the company's plant in Cardiff, which currently comes from the Lisvane reservoir.  Llanishen reservoir was also acquired in order to meet the long-term expansion plans of the company and future needs for additional water supplies.  Until such time as trading conditions in the U.K. improve considerably, Celsa will not, in the short-term, be able to give commercial consideration to undertaking any non-operational work such as refilling Llanishen reservoir, as their limited financial resources are focused on supporting day-to-day business operations.  However, the company has indicated that it does hope to expand its operations in the future once this position improves in the medium to long-term.  I am scheduled to meet on a regular basis with Celsa management representatives and will continue to raise this matter with them, in order to obtain a progress report on their future plans here in Cardiff."