Pymble Reservoir No.1 (Covered) (WS 0097)
Pymble Reservoir No.1 (Covered) (WS 97) is one of a small group of covered reservoirs. Together with Pymble Reservoir No.2 (Covered) (WS 98), they demonstrate the variation and development in construction technology and the high level of engineering skill available to the MWS&DB.
The two reservoirs on the Pacific Highway at Pymble form an important group of covered reservoirs, integral with fine examples of valve houses. The valve houses preserve their original valve control gear, which is extremely rare in the SWC system.
All covered reservoirs are highly significant within the SWC system, since all differ in construction technology, design and architectural detailing. All therefore contribute to our understanding of the development of covered reservoirs in NSW.
The listing includes the reservoir and all associated features, pipework, valves and valve houses to the property boundary.
Source:NSW Heritage Branch
Pacific Highway, Pymble, NSW