Balgray Reservoir

The largest of a group of five reservoirs situated on the course of the Brock Burn between Barrhead and Newton Mearns in East Renfrewshire, Balgray was built between 1860 and 1865, occupying two small valleys located 6 miles (10 km) southwest of Glasgow. It forms part of a scheme instituted by the Gorbals Gravitation Water Company in 1846 to supply the southern districts of the city with 15,229,400 litres (3,350,000 gallons) per day of drinking water. Now operated by Scottish Water, it is retained by an earth embankment dam and occupies an area of 50 ha (123 acres). The reservoirs are also used for fishing, windsurfing and canoeing.

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