OUR WATER SUPPLY

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Genres:

  • Educational

People/organisations:

  • Glasgow Corporation

Series:

  • Glasgow civics

Decade:

  • 1940s

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Title: OUR WATER SUPPLY

Reference number: 0396

Date: 1949

Sponsor: Glasgow Corporation Education Committee

Production company: Thames and Clyde

Sound: silent

Original format: 35mm

Colour: bw

Fiction: non-fiction

Running time: 11.01 mins

Description: The story of Glasgow's water supply from the reservoir at Loch Arklet and Loch Katrine to the work of the Water Department of Glasgow.

See paper archives 4/12/10 and 28. Paper archives 11/1/360, Letter from man who was in the films & press clippings. Film was shot in 1948.

Shotlist: Credits (.23); Map of water catchment area (1.05); Our city provides its citizens with the cheapest, purest and softest water in Britain. The chief source of supply is Loch Katrine 35 miles away. General views of the loch and hills around (1.32); The real beginning however is Loch Arklet, reservoir to Loch Katrine. Map and shots of loch (2.03); Through a tunnel the water flows when required from Loch Arklet to the fish steps at Loch Katrine. Shots of water flow and the fish steps (2.47); Loch Katrine is beautiful as well as useful. It attracts tourists from all over the world. "Sir Walter Scott" steamer on Loch Katrine, shot of tourists (3.00); Huge tunnels and pipes carry the water from Loch Katrine to the reservoirs at Milngavie. General shots of reservoirs and water works (3.30); This model shows the flow of water from Loch Katrine to Milngavie. Shots of model, reservoirs, aerial view of loch. (4.56); It is not sufficient to have pure water. Steps must be taken to keep it pure. Long shot of loch, model of reservoir and mains flow to Glasgow (5.31); Eight large pipes take the water from Milngavie to Glasgow and the flow of water through these is recorded by instruments. Shot of same (6.03); The Water Department has many different tasks to carry out in Glasgow itself. Sydney Street water department stores and workshops. Shots inside of manufacture of appliances, hydrants etc. (6.42); Laying of pipes and excavation of ground (7.01); John Street Water Department office. Testing pressure (?) and checking taps (7.55); Shots of lochs, hillsides and reservoirs. Aerial shots of same (8.11); ecs (8.14)