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The History and Hydrogeology of the Mendip’s precious water resources

September 7 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm


A talk and tour by Mike Sumbler, Bristol Water to discover how the formation of the Bristol Waterworks Company in 1846 provided Mendip water and how modern engineering today depends on its hydrogeology to sustain the regions water supplies.

This talk is aimed at adults.

Please access the pumping station from the chew stoke side (Wallycourt Rd) and not the Salt and Malt (Denny Lane) side of the chew valley lake dam.

Booking is essential, this is a free event but a suggested donation to Mendip Rocks! of £3pp would be appreciated.

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Mendip Hills AONB
Somerset Earth Science Centre
The Mendip Society


Chew Stoke Pumping Station
Chew Stoke, BS40 8SS + Google Map