Reservoir under Channel

Jo and Rhys Williams competing in a nighttime navigational competition in East Hampshire

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My report last week on the water under Portsea Island coming from across the English Channel brought a response from Terry Hinkley.

Terry is a guide at the Royal Clarence Yard, Gosport, and he tells people when passing the Old Well House that it drew French water from a depth of 600ft.

Apparently this is a great reservoir of water stretching under the Channel all the way up to Oxford.

Haslar Hospital and the forts all used the water, as did Gosport breweries.

I wonder if the water companies know of this resource. If they do you can bet your life we’ll be charged for it.