Welsh Wa­ter set to start work on £10m projects

Glamorgan Gazette - - Brassbandnotes -

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.

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