14th December 2022 

United Utilities has begun the process of environmental assessments to inform the decommissioning of water abstraction infrastructure at Crummock Water. Equivalent plans for Overwater and Chapel House Reservoir will follow. The removal of this concrete infrastructure will return these water bodies to a more natural state, resulting in landscape enhancement. This is possible due to the new Thirlmere pipeline. Thirlmere will become the main source of water for West Cumbria, meaning that abstraction from these other waterbodies can stop.