cane hill | a pictorial record of the interior organisation of the watertower

Second Floor

A large water tank filled the western half of the second level, supported on huge concrete joists. The water purification tanks were still above us, so I wonder if this cistern was used for the drinking water supply.

(If it was, then the drinking water was at a lower pressure than the other water mains supplied around the hospital).

Looking south west through the connecting passageway between the western room and eastern room. The entire eastern room is occupied by a water tank. © Simon Cornwell 2008