A Hampshire village will see an upgrade of its local sewage treatment works as part of a £4 million investment by Southern Water.
The south of England water company are going to refurbish the treatment works at Ludgershall, which serve 5,000, people over the next year. The works will see new treatment units installed, a new pumping station and refurbishment of other facilities on site.
The sewage treatment works are on the Hampshire/Wiltshire border and process 2,557,000 litres of waste water every day. The site needs refurbishment to meet the exacting standards set by the Environment Agency.
The contracts engineers on the job, Dennis Taplin, stated:
“We’re delighted to be starting this important scheme, which will improve the quality of wastewater being recycled into the environment.
“I’d like to thank customers for their patience while we carry out this scheme. Our priority is to complete the scheme with as little disruption to the community as possible.”
Southern Water hopes the work on the sewage treatment plant will be completed by the end of 2012.