Glenelg Service Reservoir Industrial Heritage

Glenelg Service Reservoir Industrial Heritage

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Posted 2024-05-20 by Audreyfollow
Hidden in Carriageway Park is a slice of South Australia's water supply history. Constructed in 1881, the Glenelg Service Reservoir supplied water to Glenelg for decades. It had a concrete roof over corrugated arch panels supported by iron beams and columns and could hold approximately three megalitres. Two-thirds of the tank was below ground. When no longer in service, the reservoir was filled with soil and rubble. All you'll see today is a somewhat circular-shaped mound covered in earth and trees.



To keep cattle out, a wrought iron fence was put up around the reservoir. A section of the fence can be seen around the nearby croquet club. Also nearby is one of over 30 cast iron benchmarks placed around Adelaide to ensure water and sewer pipes were installed at the correct depth. Only part of the 1.2-metre marker can be seen above ground.



Carriageway Park is located in the South Park Lands at the corner of South Terrace and Beaumont Road. For more information, head to www.cityofadelaide.com.au .

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286512 - 2024-05-20 08:04:35

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