Nanpantan Reservoir 2020

31 August 2020

Nanpantan Reservoir was built to supply filtered water to Loughborough following recommendations made in 1849 by the government’s General Health Board Inspector, William Lee. Lee was called to evaluate the town’s water and sewage systems because of high local mortality rates and repeated outbreaks of cholera.

The reservoir holds 29 million gallons of water on its 8¾ acre-site and it and it’s treatment system cost £23,500 to build. It was opened in 1870.

These photos were taken during ‘permitted daily exercise’ in Lockdown 2020 during another pandemic, this time for Cov-19.

Photos © Alison Mott – May 2020