Wonderful on Tap
Important notice about the dangers of swimming in our reservoirs
It's super hot outside and although it's tempting to cool off by taking a dip, we're reminding all our visitors to stay safe by keeping out of the water, across all our visitor sites.
On the surface they can look calm and steady but, underneath, the water is very deep with strong currents. Our reservoirs are purpose built for supplying water
and not for swimming or paddling.
A little about Foremark Reservoir
Foremark is nearby to Staunton Harold Reservoir and National Trust's Calke Abbey
Why was the reservoir created here?
The reservoir was built in the early 1970’s to support Leicester’s water demand.
What is the reservoirs role in the water supply network?
Foremark is a vital link in the water supply network for the East Midlands. From the bottom of the draw-off tower, the raw water, as it is called before cleaning, is pumped to Staunton Harold Reservoir four miles away for conversion into drinking water at Melbourne Treatment Works.
Wildlife at Foremark
Foremark's environment supports a rich diversity of wildlife with over 200 species of birds, 27 species of butterflies and 300 species of moths recorded on site.