County Durham in the UK is set to benefit from a £10.6 million (€11.8 million) investment by Northumbrian Water at three of its treatment works sites, which will improve water quality in the area.
The company is investing £8 million (€8.9 million) in a project that will see the treatment works at Pittington replaced with a pumping station that will transfer the wastewater, via a new pipe, to its Sherburn site, which will be upgraded to accommodate the additional volume.
The company is also finalising plans for projects that will improve the performance and flexibility of its wastewater network and the treatment at its sites in Sherburn and Kelloe.
At Kelloe, a second £2.6 million (€2.9 million) project will result in the existing site being extended to increase capacity, while Northumbrian Water will also carry out work to enhance the treatment of the area's wastewater.
Northumbrian Water is delivering the investment, supported by its partners Wood and Mott MacDonald Bentley (MMB).
The water company's project manager Dean Thompson said: "These projects not only futureproof the wastewater treatment in these areas, they also bring environmental benefits through the improvement of water quality at Coalford, Sherburn and Coxhoe Becks.
"We're really passionate about the environment, and these projects represent an important investment not only in terms of our core services for customers, but in terms of our desire to improve the quality of water across our region.
"We look forward to discussing the plans with customers and delivering these projects for the benefit of the area."
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