Severn Trent submit Ambergate £30m reservoir plans
Severn Trent Water has submitted a planning application to build two new underground reservoirs in Derbyshire.
The company said the £30m scheme to replace the Ambergate Reservoir was vital to maintain water supplies in the East Midlands.
It added that the current facility, Severn Trent's largest covered reservoir, has been in use for over 100 years and has deteriorated.
Work could start at the end of the year and be completed by March 2017.
Subject to planning approval from Amber Valley Borough Council the new reservoirs will be built at, and adjacent to, the existing site near Crich and Fritchley.
Residents had the opportunity to see the plans and raise concerns in July.
Andy Smith, director of water services, said: "We understand that a project of this magnitude will have an impact on the community.
"We have listened to the concerns raised and are committed to minimising the impact on residents and the environment and providing safe, clean drinking water for the next century."