WikiWirral is where great friendships are made.
Forum Statistics
Posts1,015,004
Topics74,907
Members12,909
Forums66
Posts in last 24hrs16
Most Online7,831
Apr 8th, 2013
Who's Online Now
52 registered members (alan128, 8 invisible), 1,153 guests, and342 spiders.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Social Media : Follow Us


Popular Topics(Views 7days)
237 Stabbing
New General Forums
New Peter Rabbit Coin
by granny. 20th Mar 2019 11:34am
The Bedroom Scene
by granny. 20th Mar 2019 10:26am
Hero or Villain?
by casper. 19th Mar 2019 12:16pm
Exchange rate
by casper. 14th Mar 2019 10:14am
New Wirral History
Manifolds, Wilsons. Meacocks & Barnes - 1820s
by bliplandy. 20th Mar 2019 6:18am
Wirral Street??
by gerrymoore. 16th Mar 2019 2:58pm
WW2 USNavy large sheepskin trousers
by Bultaco. 15th Mar 2019 8:48am
Where is/was this Station Hotel
by derekdwc. 13th Mar 2019 11:44am
Grove Hotel, Wallasey
by diggingdeeper. 9th Mar 2019 9:01pm
Forum Tips
Photo Gallery Forums
WW1 Monument, Birkenhead
No more bridge, never be the same
Topic Replies
1970's Murder in Central Park, Wallasey
by bert1. 20th Mar 2019 4:00pm
Manifolds, Wilsons. Meacocks & Barnes - 1820s
by bert1. 20th Mar 2019 6:48am
Best Place for A True Story
by diggingdeeper. 19th Mar 2019 9:05pm
Amazon £5 Off Today
by diggingdeeper. 19th Mar 2019 6:25pm
New Council Tax bill 2019
by keef666. 19th Mar 2019 10:55am
Handbag Found in New Brighton
by daveybm. 19th Mar 2019 8:46am
143 Mersey Arms Hotel
by diggingdeeper. 18th Mar 2019 10:06pm
Egremont Ferry to Be Destroyed
by diggingdeeper. 18th Mar 2019 5:20pm
Looking for a Gym buddy (Total Fitness Prenton)
by Colt743. 18th Mar 2019 4:25pm
March
M T W T F S S
1 2 3
4 5 6 7 8 9 10
11 12 13 14 15 16 17
18 19 20 21 22 23 24
25 26 27 28 29 30 31
Recent Posts : What's On ?
Wirral History Fair
by missmahjong. 12th Mar 2019 3:07pm
RAF Tornado Farewell Flypast Tour
by diggingdeeper. 28th Feb 2019 10:14am
Previous Topic
Next Topic
Print Topic
Rate Topic
Page 1 of 2 1 2
Origin of Wirral's tap water? #1050727
31st Dec 2017 10:24am
31st Dec 2017 10:24am
Joined: May 2011
Posts: 777
Greasby
G
Greenwood Online content OP
Wise One
Greenwood  Online Content OP
Wise One
G
Joined: May 2011
Posts: 777
Greasby
My daughter has just moved from Greasby to West Kirby and says the tapwater tastes better there. Does anyone know if all Wirral's water comes from the same source, or if different areas have different supplies? I've never really thought about it before, but now I'm curious. Couldn't find anything useful on the United Utilities website. It would be interesting to know.

Google Ads
Re: Origin of Wirral's tap water? [Re: Greenwood] #1050732
31st Dec 2017 10:49am
31st Dec 2017 10:49am
Joined: Jun 2011
Posts: 16,228
Wirral
granny Offline
Wiki Master
granny  Offline
Wiki Master
Joined: Jun 2011
Posts: 16,228
Wirral


As I understood, Liverpool water comes from a reservoir in Wales, and Wirral does too but not sure if it's the same reservoir.

Probably more chemicals added to different areas.


Humankind has not woven the web of life. We are but one thread within it. Whatever we do to the web, we do to ourselves. All things are bound together. All things connect.
~Chief Seattle
Re: Origin of Wirral's tap water? [Re: Greenwood] #1050734
31st Dec 2017 10:58am
31st Dec 2017 10:58am
Joined: Sep 2013
Posts: 452
birkenhead
dustymclean Offline
Smartchild
dustymclean  Offline
Smartchild
Joined: Sep 2013
Posts: 452
birkenhead
There is a Spring Hill borehole in Balls Road.oxton Road Birkenhead Brewery also pumped their water.I would think there are others which could account for the difference. Wirral sits on permeable rock and has a large aquifer beneath it.Information from Peel Holdings land survey (Wirral Waters) and fracking surveys give an insight into local water extraction and potential for contamination?? or not.

Re: Origin of Wirral's tap water? [Re: Greenwood] #1050736
31st Dec 2017 11:47am
31st Dec 2017 11:47am
Joined: Dec 2008
Posts: 526
Cheshire
Y
yoller Online content
Smartchild
yoller  Online Content
Smartchild
Y
Joined: Dec 2008
Posts: 526
Cheshire
Birkenhead's main water supply used to come from the Alwen Reservoir in North Wales, which was built to supply the town. I don't know if the water still comes from there. See ...
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alwen_Reservoir

Re: Origin of Wirral's tap water? [Re: Greenwood] #1050743
31st Dec 2017 3:52pm
31st Dec 2017 3:52pm
Joined: Jan 2010
Posts: 1,631
wirral
E
Excoriator Online content
Forum Addict
Excoriator  Online Content
Forum Addict
E
Joined: Jan 2010
Posts: 1,631
wirral
Much of Wirral's water comes now from the River Dee from an abstraction plant in Chester.

There are many boreholes in Wirral a number of them used for water supply before the abstraction plant was completed.. They can be seen on a map here:

http://mapapps.bgs.ac.uk/geologyofbritain/home.html?

Many of them have details of depth, diameter, rate of abstraction of water etc. Of particular interest to me was a borehole at Bebington station, drilled in 1931. It is located in the heavily overgrown patch of land on the ALDI side of the embankment and was used to supply locomotives with water. There is a small building (now invisible under layers of bramble, ivy, nettles etc) above the well which is 27" in diameter and was drilled down to 300 feet.

It must have been quite heavily used. In 1949 51 million gallons were abstracted. Thirsty beasts, steam engines!

Re: Origin of Wirral's tap water? [Re: Greenwood] #1050744
31st Dec 2017 4:36pm
31st Dec 2017 4:36pm
Joined: Jul 2008
Posts: 12,429
Birkenhead
diggingdeeper Offline

Wiki Master
diggingdeeper  Offline

Wiki Master
Joined: Jul 2008
Posts: 12,429
Birkenhead
I was told all the Wirral boreholes no longer contribute to our water supply.

Most (if not all) comes from the Huntington extraction point on the River Dee and from there goes to Sutton Hall. There may still be some comes from the Heronbridge and Deeside extraction points but it would be a bit pointless as Huntington supplies huge capacity of 400 megalitres a day and has a capability of more, it is rated at 250,000 megalitres a year which is far more than the other two put together.


In a time of universal deceit - telling the truth is a revolutionary act. George Orwell

We should judge our economy by the absence of poverty, not the number of billionaires - Jeremy Corbyn
Re: Origin of Wirral's tap water? [Re: Greenwood] #1050748
31st Dec 2017 6:19pm
31st Dec 2017 6:19pm
Joined: Mar 2010
Posts: 3,929
Heswallish
F
fish5133 Offline
Forum Guardian
fish5133  Offline
Forum Guardian
F
Joined: Mar 2010
Posts: 3,929
Heswallish
Lyn Celyn near Bala

Construction of the reservoir involved flooding the village of Capel Celyn and adjacent farmland, a deeply controversial move. Much of the opposition was brought about because the village was a stronghold of Welsh culture and the Welsh language, whilst the reservoir was being built to supply Liverpool and parts of the Wirral peninsula with water, rather than Wales.

Re: Origin of Wirral's tap water? [Re: Greenwood] #1050770
1st Jan 2018 9:21am
1st Jan 2018 9:21am
Joined: May 2011
Posts: 777
Greasby
G
Greenwood Online content OP
Wise One
Greenwood  Online Content OP
Wise One
G
Joined: May 2011
Posts: 777
Greasby
Thanks to all for your answers. There are a lot of well-informed people on here!

Re: Origin of Wirral's tap water? [Re: diggingdeeper] #1050807
1st Jan 2018 6:35pm
1st Jan 2018 6:35pm
Joined: Sep 2013
Posts: 452
birkenhead
dustymclean Offline
Smartchild
dustymclean  Offline
Smartchild
Joined: Sep 2013
Posts: 452
birkenhead
2013

Attached Files img20180101_18272449.jpg
Re: Origin of Wirral's tap water? [Re: dustymclean] #1050841
2nd Jan 2018 10:31pm
2nd Jan 2018 10:31pm
Joined: May 2011
Posts: 777
Greasby
G
Greenwood Online content OP
Wise One
Greenwood  Online Content OP
Wise One
G
Joined: May 2011
Posts: 777
Greasby
That makes interesting reading, thanks - good old Bunter sandstone!

Re: Origin of Wirral's tap water? [Re: Greenwood] #1050847
3rd Jan 2018 1:21am
3rd Jan 2018 1:21am
Joined: Jul 2008
Posts: 12,429
Birkenhead
diggingdeeper Offline

Wiki Master
diggingdeeper  Offline

Wiki Master
Joined: Jul 2008
Posts: 12,429
Birkenhead
It turns out that my memory of the boreholes being closed was totally wrong. A conversation I had in 2009 said ...

Water for Wirral comes in now either from:
Sutton Hall Water Treatment Works, fed from the Dee at points near Handbridge and Heron Bridge in Chester.

Ellesmere Port is split between Sutton Hall and a bulk supply point at Hapsford which combines water from Hurleston Treatment Works in Chester and Simmonds Hill Reservoir and Borehole at the back of Frodsham.

Prenton is supplied partially from Crosshill Reservoir (water from Sutton Hall) or from Prenton Reservoir which gets it's water from Prenton Borehole (Prenton Dell Road) and Sutton Hall via Clatterbridge roundabout.

West Kirby gets water from both Newton and Grange boreholes as well as supplies from Crosshill and Heswall Reservoirs.


In a time of universal deceit - telling the truth is a revolutionary act. George Orwell

We should judge our economy by the absence of poverty, not the number of billionaires - Jeremy Corbyn
Re: Origin of Wirral's tap water? [Re: Greenwood] #1051036
6th Jan 2018 10:38pm
6th Jan 2018 10:38pm
Joined: May 2011
Posts: 777
Greasby
G
Greenwood Online content OP
Wise One
Greenwood  Online Content OP
Wise One
G
Joined: May 2011
Posts: 777
Greasby
So we still have usable boreholes - that's good. At least we shouldn't be hit by water restrictions in summer, as it looks like the south east of England might be. Wonder if the idea of a 'water grid' to shift water around the country will ever become feasible? Probably just as feasible as HS2, I reckon...

Re: Origin of Wirral's tap water? [Re: Greenwood] #1051042
6th Jan 2018 11:05pm
6th Jan 2018 11:05pm
Joined: Jun 2011
Posts: 16,228
Wirral
granny Offline
Wiki Master
granny  Offline
Wiki Master
Joined: Jun 2011
Posts: 16,228
Wirral


The south east i.e. Kent have there own boreholes. They closed them all of in the late 1970's . So they shouldn't need any of our water.
I think that idea will fall apart, it was probably another idea for unification of all water companies(eventually) .Only need to see how many shares of our utilities are owned by foreign Governments. I believe the French got a huge percentage of NW Water when the water authorities were floated on the stock market a number of years ago. I always did wonder what the French wanted with our water companies.


Humankind has not woven the web of life. We are but one thread within it. Whatever we do to the web, we do to ourselves. All things are bound together. All things connect.
~Chief Seattle
Re: Origin of Wirral's tap water? [Re: Greenwood] #1051043
6th Jan 2018 11:11pm
6th Jan 2018 11:11pm
Joined: Jun 2011
Posts: 16,228
Wirral
granny Offline
Wiki Master
granny  Offline
Wiki Master
Joined: Jun 2011
Posts: 16,228
Wirral


SO far as HS2 goes, well that's different. I didn't think it was a good ide to begin with , now I'm not so sure. I do think it's a way of moving people out of London and bringing the 'bosses' to manage the companies they will re-locate. However, if it contributes to the regeneration of the area, then it must be good.
With the promised Peel Ports, things can't stay the same as they are now. Transport infrastructure and logistics has to be of main concern.


Humankind has not woven the web of life. We are but one thread within it. Whatever we do to the web, we do to ourselves. All things are bound together. All things connect.
~Chief Seattle
Re: Origin of Wirral's tap water? [Re: granny] #1051045
7th Jan 2018 12:07am
7th Jan 2018 12:07am
Joined: Jun 2011
Posts: 16,228
Wirral
granny Offline
Wiki Master
granny  Offline
Wiki Master
Joined: Jun 2011
Posts: 16,228
Wirral

It tells which companies were sold off here. Pretty incredible !

Who owns Britain. Published in May 2010

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/b...aunches-first-uk-stock-take-1974079.html

Looks like Australia have a stake in our water !

Last edited by granny; 7th Jan 2018 12:08am.

Humankind has not woven the web of life. We are but one thread within it. Whatever we do to the web, we do to ourselves. All things are bound together. All things connect.
~Chief Seattle
Page 1 of 2 1 2

Moderated by  Mod 

Random Wirral Images

Click to View Topic.
Newest Topics
Manifolds, Wilsons. Meacocks & Barnes - 1820s
by bliplandy. 20th Mar 2019 6:18am
Amazon £5 Off Today
by diggingdeeper. 19th Mar 2019 6:25pm
Handbag Found in New Brighton
by daveybm. 19th Mar 2019 8:46am
Best Place for A True Story
by granny. 18th Mar 2019 7:35pm
New Council Tax bill 2019
by keef666. 18th Mar 2019 11:13am
For Sale & Free
125cc scooter
by vw_kyle. 12th Mar 2019 8:13am
KTM Mancina Action 272 27.5 Inch Electric Mountain
by ianyam. 10th Mar 2019 12:04pm
Cambridge hifi Amplifiers for sale - from £40
by montyz. 8th Mar 2019 11:36am
Pair of bedside cabinets
by gerrymoore. 5th Mar 2019 8:37am
Food blender
by madrob. 3rd Mar 2019 6:28pm
Member Spotlight
_Ste_
_Ste_
New Brighton
Posts: 16,139
Joined: August 2005
Show All Member Profiles 
Newest Members
Bandurra, Me1978, crsinbeb, Bultaco, Windows
12909 Registered Users
Today's Birthdays
AntoniaJean (35)
New Wirral Info
Amazon £5 Off Today
by diggingdeeper. 19th Mar 2019 6:25pm
Best Place for A True Story
by granny. 18th Mar 2019 7:35pm
New Council Tax bill 2019
by keef666. 18th Mar 2019 11:13am
Roofer recommendation please?
by Gold_Moon. 15th Mar 2019 4:09pm
Phone calls
by casper. 11th Mar 2019 6:43pm
News : New Topics
Handbag Found in New Brighton
by daveybm. 19th Mar 2019 8:46am
Handbag Found in New Brighton
by daveybm. 18th Mar 2019 9:43am
Giant rabbit startles motorist.
by Excoriator. 17th Mar 2019 9:58am
Stabbing
by cools. 16th Mar 2019 9:38pm
Mosque Attack, New Zealand
by granny. 15th Mar 2019 8:09am
New Enthusiast Forums
DNS Not found Error.
by Windows. 14th Mar 2019 12:54pm
Bultaco pursang
by Bultaco. 13th Mar 2019 12:43pm
Hunting for a left hand drive smart car
by mike1965. 13th Mar 2019 11:23am
Small Journal Publishing.
by saltytom. 7th Mar 2019 6:07pm
Leaving Neverland
by granny. 7th Mar 2019 9:15am
Popular Topics(Views 24hrs)
Wirral Sunrise Sunset
Sunrise Wed 6:13am
Sunset Wed 6:25pm
Local Time Wed 10:22pm
Powered by UBB.threads™ PHP Forum Software 7.6.1.1