Thames Water has launched the second stage of consultation over the proposed construction of a reservoir in Oxfordshire.
The launch follows publication last September of proposals to safeguard water supplies for the Swindon, Oxfordshire and London areas. Thames wants the second phase of consultation to focus on the reservoir's local impact. The water giant 'will be talking to those communities likely to be most affected by the scheme and inviting them to find out how the proposed reservoir would work; what it might look like; and how long it would take to build.' Locals will have a chance to influence the design proposals,including recreational facilities and nature conservation schemes.The consultation begins on Saturday 6 January 2007, in Abingdon, with the first in a month-long series of exhibitions across the region.