Isle Of Man / Ellan Vannin

Isle of Man reservoir plans are passed

Red hatched area marks location of proposed reservoir (Pic: Manx government)
Image caption The reservoir (marked red) will replace the one at Ballure

Water bosses have received planning permission to build a new reservoir in the Isle of Man.

The facility will be based off Glen Auldyn Road in Lezayre and will hold up to 6.5 million litres of rainwater.

Building work will start early next year and will take about 18 months to complete.

The Isle of Man Water and Sewerage Authority is funding the development, which will supply up to 5,000 people in the north of the island.

It is three times bigger than the one at Ballure, which closed in 2005 and is currently being decommissioned.

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