Welsh Water set to start work on £10m projects
WELSH Water is set to start work on two major investment projects which will benefit the environment in the Bridgend area.
The work by the notfor-profit water company will begin at the end of the month and will bring longterm benefits by improving the performance of the wastewater network in Bridgend for decades to come.
The £7m upgrading works at the Lletty Brongu wastewater treatment works will increase the level to which the wastewater, which leaves homes and businesses in the Maesteg area, is treated in order to further enhance the environment to which it is returned.
In order to complete this work safely and efficiently, Welsh Water will need to carry out some temporary enabling works to the access bridges near the treatment works which will require a short road closure. All residents will be written to in ad- vance of this work taking place and a public information event is scheduled for Friday, January 25 at the Llangynwyd Village Hall.
As well as the investment to the Lletty Brongu treatment works, Welsh Water will be investing over £3m in Ogmore Vale, Lewistown and Blackmill. The work will be carried out in two phases and will see a new sewer laid across the cycle track between Ogmore Vale and Lewistown, followed by improvements made to the existing storm storage tanks in Blackmill.
While the work is being carried out, a section of the cycle track between Ogmore Vale and Lewistown will be temporarily closed to the public.
This essential investment scheme will improve the performance of the wastewater network, especially in stormy weather. This in turn will reduce the risk of flooding and pollution entering the River Ogmore which will help to further improve the water quality.
Sharon Ellwood, Head of Waste Water Assets, said: “At Welsh Water we are committed to investing in our wastewater network for the benefit of our customers and the environment. Parts of the wastewater network in Bridgend have effectively reached the end of their operational life and are in need of investment and upgrading to ensure they continue to meet ever more stringent environmental standards. Our planned work in this area represents a major investment to improve the wastewater network and the environment for the community.”
Customers can find out more information about both schemes and public information events by contacting Welsh Water’s Customer Services on: 0800 085 3968 or emailing sewerage. ser[email protected] dwrcymru.com.