08 Sep Hanningfield Reservoir celebrates 60 years of supplying drinking water to Essex
Hanningfield Reservoir is celebrating 60 years of supplying drinking water to a large part of Essex, as well as being a top destination for nature and wildlife lovers, this September.
Located between Chelmsford and Billericay, the reservoir is managed by Essex & Suffolk Water, which treats up to 225 million litres of water from it each day at the Hanningfield treatment works.
Hanningfield Reservoir is also home to a stunning nature reserve operated by Essex Wildlife Trust.
Thousands of visitors come to Hanningfield each year to enjoy a great day out in a beautiful landscape, taking in views of some wonderful nature and wildlife.
To mark the 60th anniversary Essex & Suffolk Water hosted two public tours of the water treatment works site on Thursaday 7 September, which took place as part of Chelmsford Heritage Open Days. The tours gave visitors a rare insight into the journey and processes that take water from the reservoir to our taps.