Frankley Reservoir is a semi-circular reservoir for drinking water in Birmingham, England, operated by Severn Trent Water. Its construction was authorised by the Birmingham Corporation Water Act of 1892. It was built by Birmingham Corporation Water Department to designs by Abram Kellett of Ealing in 1904.
|Type||drinking water reservoir|
|Primary inflows||Elan aqueduct|
|Primary outflows||Frankley Water Treatment Works|
It contains 900,000 cubic metres (200,000,000 imp gal) of water received from the Elan Valley Reservoirs, 117 km (73 mi) away, in Wales, which arrives via the Elan aqueduct, by the power of gravity alone, dropping 52 metres (171 ft) – an average gradient of 1 in 2,300.
- Environment Agency public register of Large Raised Reservoirs, as at 2 November 2020, via Boswarva, Owen. "Large Raised Reservoirs". Retrieved 7 December 2020.
- 55 & 56 Vict. c. clxxiii
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