Work advances on £33M Melton sewage project

The improvement project at Melton Sewage Treatment WorksIMAGE: MWH TreatmentThe improvement project at Melton Sewage Treatment WorksIMAGE: MWH Treatment
The improvement project at Melton Sewage Treatment WorksIMAGE: MWH Treatment
A £33.6million project to massively increase the capacity of Melton’s sewage treatment works should be finished this year.

Work began on the facility in January 2022 with the aim of making it more efficient and able to cope with a growing population with thousands of new homes due to be built in the town in the next decade.

Rob Cook, project manager at Severn Trent, said: “We are currently delivering a £33.6 million programme to significantly boost the capacity at Melton Sewage Treatment Works.

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"This will help us to meet demand from a growing population, as well as the challenges from climate change.

“Alongside adding in the additional capacity to treat more wastewater, we are also improving our processes to ensure that they remain compliant with tightening standards from the Environment Agency.

“This project will ultimately help to improve the quality of the local watercourses and ensure our network remains resilient and able to meet both current and future challenges. ”

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