Bristol Water have said that the proposed second resorvoir in Cheddar, Somerset would cost £100 million and would meet the future need for water in the area.
Households in the areas of Cheddar and Axbridge will be asked for feedback on ideas for how the resorvoir can used as a recreational facility or local amenity in addition to it’s use as a reservoir. Bristol Water want to operate it in the same way as the existing resorvoir by making it accessible to the public.
An example of one of the ideas that have been out forward is to use one of the resorvoirs as a conservation area for birdwatching and walkers and the other being used for high level activity such as water sports.
Jerry Williams, a spokesman for Bristol Water, said: “We will be presenting initial plans for the scheme to the local community at local exhibitions, as well as online. We want to hear people’s views on our proposals so we can develop the best possible scheme. We encourage all local residents to get involved and have their say.”