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RESERVOIR [Glasgow Water Works] Glasgow Water Works
Glasgow Water Works
Glasgow Water Works
Thomas Robertson Manager of Engine works
Alexander Loudon Overseer
Gazettier of Scotland
006.16 A number of Basins for supplying the City of Glasgow with filtered water from the Clyde. Each Basin has 3 feet of sand through which the water passes previous to being filtered in covered wells which have water wheels for the purpose. From the wells the water is forced by steam engines on the north side of the Clyde, into the pipes for conveying it to the City. There are artificial embankments around each basin, and several round well houses for purifying purposes. There is also a dwelling house, at the south east of the works, occupied by the overseer of the men employed in changing the sand in the basins. "In 1806 An Act of Parliament was procured for incorporating a number of persons into a company by the name of the 'Glasgow Water Company' for supplying the City with filtered water from the Clyde" Gazettier
About two years ago the water works came into the hands of the Town Council of Glasgow, by whom they are now regulated.

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