ONE OF Wrexham’s most famous landmarks is set to be drained and inspected in the new year.

The Pontcysyllte Aqueduct, the Grade I listed building and a World Heritage Site in Froncysyllte, will be drained sometime early next year, which will see water from the canal spewing out the side of the aqueduct, 100 feet in the air.

The last time the aqueduct was drained, it attracted a large crowd to witness it, and the Canal and River Trust expect the same again next year.

Lynda Slater from the Trust said: “The Pontcysyllte Aqueduct is due to be drained in 2020, we believe around February next year, but a date has not been confirmed as of yet.

“The purpose of the draining is to carry out an inspection and ensure the aqueduct is still safe and viable.

“We will be releasing more information closer to the time once everything has been finalised.

“The last time this happened it was in 2009, this routine is supposed to be carried out around about every 10 years or so. It drew a lot of people to come and witness it last time, I imagine it’ll be the same in 2020.”