sewage treatment plant launched by Wessex Water near Brean
£26m sewage treatment plant near Brean was opened by Wessex
Water on Monday (April 29th).
plaque to mark the occasion was unveiled by MP John Penrose and
Wessex Water Chairman Colin Skellett, as pictured here.
improvements to the Weston treatment plant will ensure the site
is able to cope with increased numbers of customers and improve
bathing water quality at Weston and Uphill.
Elliott, director of environment at Wessex Water, said: "We
have increased capacity so we can store and treat more stormwater,
which will reduce the impact this can have on river and sea water
quality during periods of intense rainfall."
work at the sewage treatment works has been completed two years
ahead of the new EU bathing water standards being introduced and
will significantly contribute to safeguarding water quality at
beaches in Weston."
part of the improvements, Wessex Water has also built four new
tanks that can hold 21,000 cubic metres of water the equivalent
of 8.5 Olympic size swimming pools which will increase
the amount of wastewater that can be treated during periods of
intense rainfall and reduce the likelihood of emergency discharge
from the overflow near Black Rock besides Brean Down.
treatment and ultraviolet disinfection capacity has been improved
which will also reduce levels of bacteria in treated wastewater.
how residents in Brean were angry that work to build the plant
would create months of traffic disruption, generate noise and
also adversely impact the visual appearance of the area.