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Pumping station investment reaches new milestone

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Millions of pounds worth of work to improve Margate Wastewater Pumping Station in Kent has seen two brand new Archimedes Screws installed in another upgrade milestone.
As part of the £9 million (€10.2 million) project, the new arrivals in the UK replace existing mechanisms which were almost 40 years old.
They help defy gravity by lifting the sewage from North Thanet from the sewer to the start of the treatment process.
However, as they are often in action 24 hours a day, even the largest ones start to wear in time, which effects the efficiency of pumping stations, and mean they eventually require replacing.
It is one of many examples of Southern Water investing in upgrading and improving its assets to improve its environmental performance, with £2 billion (€2.3 billion) being invested between 2020 and 2025.
Project Manager, Jonathan Yates, said: “New Archimedes Screws are vital to Margate Wastewater Pumping Station running efficiently and effectively.
“It was important that they were replaced as part of the increased resilience works underway to ensure a robust and efficient way to move and treat the sewage.”
To find out more about improvements to Margate Wastewater Pumping Station visit Margate and Broadstairs Resilience Scheme at southernwater.co.uk







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