Owner / Operator

Owner/OperatorOperates the reservoir on a daily basis and is responsible for the safety of the dam and reservoir. Owners of large reservoirs are mainly Water Companies, but some are also owned by the Environment Agency and private owners. Water companies tend to employ Civil Engineers or Water/Wastewater Engineers in roles related to reservoir safety/operation. If the reservoir is large enough, it will be subject to the surveillance requirements of the Reservoirs Act 1975, and the Owner (known as the 'Undertaker' under the Reservoirs Act 1975) is responsible for employing specialist Panel Engineers to carry out annual and 10-yearly safety inspections. Click here to see a typical short CV of a professional working for a reservoir owner.
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