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Welsh Water invests £3.5 million in treatment plant upgrade

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The water environment around Weobley is set to receive a boost thanks to a £3.5 million (4.1 million) investment scheme by Welsh Water.
The utility company is set to start work on a project which will see it upgrading the wastewater treatment works which it owns and operates in the area.
The treatment works already treats the wastewater it receives from the surrounding area to a high standard, but the planned upgrades will see the treatment process enhanced even further.
The main improvement will be the introduction of a process, which removes phosphates from the treated wastewater. Phosphates can cause algal bloom so by removing them from the treated wastewater, this will help reduce levels.
The upgrade work will get underway in early May and the company aims to have it completed by the end of February 2023.
Welsh Water’s Senior Project Manager, Andrew Davies, said: “As a company, we are committed to ensuring we protect the environment that is in our care, and that includes the watercourses we interact with.
“There are a number of factors which contribute to phosphate levels in watercourses, and we are committed to ensuring we do all that we can to keep our contribution to the absolute minimum. Our significant investment here at Weobley reflects this.”