How to register a reservoir, appoint a panel engineer, produce a flood plan and report an incident.
Reservoir safety: guidance for owners and operators
If you own or operate any reservoir you should read this guidance to make sure you are aware of your responsibilities.
Reservoir Safety: register your reservoir
All large raised reservoirs with a capacity of 10,000 cubic metres or more must be registered with us.
Reservoir Safety: know when to appoint an engineer
The main principles of the Reservoirs Act 1975 is to ensure large raised reservoirs are built, altered, brought into use, supervised, maintained, abandoned and discontinued under the guidance of qualified civil engineers.
Reservoir Safety: risk designation
We have a duty to consider whether an uncontrolled release of water from the reservoir could endanger human life, this process is called risk designation.