Wessex Water Invests £18m to Remove Chemicals from Wastewater

Wessex Water Invests £18m to Remove Chemicals from Wastewater

January 25, 2024 Uncategorized 0

Wessex Water is investing over £18 million to reduce the impact of dangerous chemicals in waste water. They are undertaking three-year long projects to upgrade existing water recycling centres near the River Parrett in an attempt to remove potentially harmful nutrients from the water.

High concentrations of nutrients and chemicals such as phosphorus, ammonia and nitrogen often found in households that can lead to algae growth in rivers which can destroy the river ecosystem. Measures will also be taken to remove phosphorus from wastewater during the treatment process before the water is returned to the environment will take place at all three locations.  Steps will be taken to upgrade the water recycling centre at Somerton, near river Cary.

Read more about the plan to cut chemicals here: https://www.somersetcountygazette.co.uk/news/23939742.wessex-waters-18m-scheme-cut-chemicals-waste-water/

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