Lower Longwood Reservoir

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  • location: Longwood
  • status: uncertain
  • category: reservoir

Completed in 1829 with a stated capacity of 20,299,134 gallons.

The neighbouring Upper Longwood Reservoir was completed 1848 with a capacity of 50,000,000 gallons after which the older reservoir became a service reservoir.

A further compensation reservoir is situated to the northeast and this was built to supply local industry.

The reservoir was converted to a smaller covered reservoir by the late 1970s and it is uncertain if it remains in use.