Emergency Water Supply

When water for firefighting was needed most it was often found the bombs dropped had ruptured the water mains.

Emergency Water Supplies (EWS) were setup which were giant water tanks, freqently in the basements of bombed out buildings.

Today, there are two known locations where the signs can be seen.

Close to Lambeth fire stationg. Google Maps location
Peckham Road, Peckham. Image from Google Maps. Google Maps location