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Event Organiser: ICE

West Cumbria Water Supply Project, Lillyhall

  • Lecture
  • Lillyhall
  • 17 July 2019
  • 18:30 - 20:00
West Cumbria Water Supply Project, Lillyhall

About this event

Three years on into the project, we look at the intricacies of one of the UK’s largest pipeline projects.

Ennerdale, its lake and the River Ehen, play host to protected species. It’s a very special place and we want to make sure we do our bit to keep it this way. Unless we reduce the amount of water we take from these naturally occurring water sources, we risk doing long-term damage to the wildlife that relies on them.

We will need to stop using Ennerdale as a source of water by 2022, when the Environment Agency will withdraw the abstraction licence for Ennerdale.

We will be linking West Cumbria to the rest of our regional water network via a major new pipeline from Thirlmere to West Cumbria, constructing a new water treatment works, pumping stations and underground service reservoirs. By tapping into the spare capacity at Thirlmere reservoir and with careful planning, we will make sure there is minimal long-term environmental impact, so there will always be enough water on tap for the West Cumbria's households and businesses, whilst giving nature a helping hand.

Refreshments will be served from 18:00 for a meeting start of 18:30.

Organised by ICE Cumbria branch.


For further information please contact Mike Davies ([email protected])


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Event venue

Blackwood Road
Lillyhall CA14 4JW
United Kingdom

For more information please contact:

Lauren Moczulski

e: [email protected]