Are repairs/replacement really needed?

Published: Thursday, 19 December 2019

A FULL Toddbrook Reservoir may have been needed in the days when its water was required by trading boats, writes Bill Ridgeway.

However, it is arguable that there is not now a requirement for the same volume of water for leisure cruising.  I wonder if there is any data from which to compare the volume of water needed then and now?

Spent elsewhere

It is also questionable, if the canal (some 24 miles of the Macclesfield Canal and Peak Forest Canal on the same level) will be without a water supply from the Toddbrook Reservoir for a number of years, if it is required at all and if the cost of a full repair replacement could be spent elsewhere?