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Reservoir sizes set to be increased

Plans announced to increase the capacity of two reservoirs in Dumfries and Galloway

Plans to increase the size of two reservoirs in Wigtownshire

Plans are being drawn up to increase the size of two reservoirs. Scottish Water want to raise the height of the dam by 1.5m at Penwhirn Reservoir, which supplies most of Wigtownshire, and Black Elk reservoir, which supplies Dumfreisshire. It would increase the capacity of both by 35%

A public consultation event on the proposals is planned later this month.**

Nigel Graham-Smith, asset planner for the Wigtownshire area, said: "This proposed work will enable Scottish Water to meet water supply demands in times of low rainfall by enhancing the amount of water the reservoir can hold."

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