Residents of Aslockton joined Severn Trent Water for a tour of the village’s sewage treatment works to discover what happens after they’ve flushed their loos.
Engineers opened the doors of the sewage works because they are investing over £4 million in the site, which will improve sewage treatment for the village and the surrounding area.
Severn Trent Water’s area manager, Dale Collison, said: “Every day we flush our loos and empty our sinks, but few people know what happens to the water after it leaves our homes. We don’t just send it straight out into the rivers, it’s treated very thoroughly and for those who were interested, we were keen to show how we treat waste water safely and protect the local environment.
“We’re currently making £4 million worth of improvements at Aslockton’s sewage treatment works to help reduce smells and protect the local waterways. We’re also installing new equipment to help filter waste water and remove more chemicals, which will better protect the local environment and improve the service we give to our customers. We’re now more than halfway through our improvements, so we wanted to show locals how our investment is making a difference.
“By coming along, customers saw work being carried out and learned why we’re doing it.”
Aslockton sewage treatment works serves more than 5,000 homes and businesses in the area. The £4.1 million improvements are expected to be complete by March 2015.
If customers missed the event and would like to find out more, contact Severn Trent’s contract partner NMCNomenca, on email@example.com including Aslockton in the subject header.