West Warwick Reservoir

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West Warwick Reservoir is located on the border of Middlesex and Essex at Walthamstow. The storage reservoir is part of the Lee Valley Reservoir Chain, which supplies drinking water to London.[1] It is owned by Thames Water.


The reservoir was constructed by the East London Waterworks Company on former marshland. Along with the adjacent East Warwick Reservoir, it was completed in 1895, and named after the Countess of Warwick, heiress of the local Maynard family, who sold the land to the East London Waterworks Company.


The water is a Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI).[2]


The reservoir is popular with birdwatchers,[3] anglers[4] and naturalists, but access is by permit only.


  1. "pp 3 Reservoir Information". http://paginas.fe.up.pt/~mjneves/publicacoes_files/data/es/ponencias/por_autor/pdf/10109.pdf.  Retrieved December 7, 2007
  2. English Nature Retrieved December 7, 2007
  3. London Birders-Latest News 05-12-2007 Retrieved December 7, 2007
  4. Angling information Retrieved December 7, 2007

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