Friday, 21 December 2007

Bath Road Reservoir

I had heard that Thames Water were selling a nearby small reservoir in Bath Rd in West Reading a few years ago, but now their plans have progressed to include 100 new homes. It does seem incredible that despite Thames Water being unable to provide enough water to existing properties at times, they want to reduce their reservoir capacity and increase the number of homes using water.

When I heard about the plans for development first my reaction was to keep the wildlife haven, and get Thames Water to respond to customers not just maximise their profits buy selling their assets to the highest price. I also had the idea that if they no longer needed the water storage capacity they could do something really innovative and build some underground eco houses within the underground reservoir, and not touch the wildlife area at all.

Theres a great video at
and you can sign the petition at

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