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Report - Redmires Water Works - Sheffield - March 11

Discussion in 'Industrial Sites' started by kemp2906, Mar 6, 2011.

  1. kemp2906

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    Redmires Reservoirs are located in Fulwood, Sheffield in South Yorkshire. They are fed from various small streams including Fairthorn Clough from the Hallam Moors. Consisting of three reservoirs known as Upper, Middle and Lower, these were built to supply clean drinking water to Sheffield following a Cholera epidemic in 1832.

    The Water Treatment Works are located beside the Lower reservoir The old treatment plant. dating back to 1950, supplied water to the south-western outer areas of Sheffield utilising the Ringlow and Rudd Hill service reservoirs It used seven horizontal pressure filters which were installed in 1950 and clear water tank which was installed 1983.

    Preliminary treatment of the water began in the lower reservoir before it was filtered. Lime was added to separate the natural aluminium from the water, making it clump together so it could be filtered out.

    The Treatment Works produced water below modern standards, although it was still safe to drink. The water was of a satisfactory colour and cleanliness, but iron and aluminium levels were too high. A new plant was constructed opposite the old works in 1986-8 and made use of the Australian system called the Sirofloc Process. The water from this new plant was then piped to the old works to be filtered as a final process.

    Today the old treatment works are in a poor state, it has been abandoned and lies derelict.

    Info from - http://www.neolithicsea.co.uk/redmiresreservoir/index.html

    I knew it was a small little thing but I was still quite suprised when I saw it. There was plenty to look at so I enjoyed it anyway.

    The track leading up to the water works -

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    The side doors -

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    Behind the blue doors -

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    The best bit -

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    The even better bit :p -

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    A nice rusty spanner and a decommisioned meter... -

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    The office was trashed but had plenty of cool stuff like chemicals, diaries, manuals, plans etc -

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    The not so nice toilets -

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    An empty room leading to a room with a big tank in... -

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    Tank room -

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    Some chemicals and tablets -

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    The end.

    Any Sheffielders who havent been should go, although I doubt its going anywhere.

    If not for the water works, there is some sort of repair shop for old cars from back in day, including this very nice Bel Air...

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    Thanks for looking.

    Kemp
     

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