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Upton Storm Water Tanks #260043
26th Sep 2008 8:14pm
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Has anyone heard of the Upton Storm Water Tanks (and pump house/overflow) and any idea where they are/were located.

Just out of idle curiosity - never heard of these before.


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Re: Upton Storm Water Tanks [Re: diggingdeeper] #260085
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No, but VERY interested. It's got the smell of a "new" installation to me.

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I Think they are on the same site as the sewage works, loads of work went on there about a year some very deep excavations.
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Yeah, they were putting in new deeper tanks onsite. They also did a HUGE one in the middle of New Brighton on the prom, at the end by the old Chelsea, 20-30 m deep!!!


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Saw the one on the prom at New Brighton, yes BIG excavation. Didn't know about the Upton one. Thanks all.

Re: Upton Storm Water Tanks [Re: ] #260117
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Sorry, should have been clearer .... these were in place in 1960

"Upton Storm Water Tanks (S.W. overflow and pumping station)"

which was under the control of (Birkenhead) Borough Engineer and Surveyor and Planning Officer's Department.

I am guessing where the sewage works are now - in fact just looked at a modern map and the sewage area is marked TANKS and OUTFALL. There were two sewage spreader/filter tanks there in the 70s and three now, but I wouldn't have called these STORMWATER TANKS.




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Re: Upton Storm Water Tanks [Re: diggingdeeper] #908995
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I was told that the storm tanks were beneath the adjacent field, behind Weybourne Close.

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They built one of those by West Kirby tip a while ago, and are working on one on the Meols stretch now - I think that's what they are, anyway.

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The sewage works by the River Fender back of upton park drive/meadway always used to fill up to the brim when very heavy storms so they must have held stormwater as well as just sewage. Was one of our playgrounds as kids back in the 70s but cant remember any other structures . There was a large concrete pipe/tunnel that flowed into the fender near the back of the sewage works but it led in the direction of the motorway ford estate--we only ever ventured about 5m into it before bottling it.
New one built in Lower Heswall near sheldrakes this year.

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There was a pumping station behind Upton Station at one time - the plinth from the pumping house is still there . Is this connected ?

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Originally Posted by fish5133
The sewage works by the River Fender back of upton park drive/meadway always used to fill up to the brim when very heavy storms so they must have held stormwater as well as just sewage. Was one of our playgrounds as kids back in the 70s but cant remember any other structures . There was a large concrete pipe/tunnel that flowed into the fender near the back of the sewage works but it led in the direction of the motorway ford estate--we only ever ventured about 5m into it before bottling it.
New one built in Lower Heswall near sheldrakes this year.


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