Lanchester Sewer Treatment Works

As part of the Water Industry National Environmental Programme (WINEP), we will be installing chemical dosing plant (ferric sulphate and sodium hydroxide) and a new tertiary treatment stage to enable the site to meet the forthcoming phosphorous discharge consent. The improvement works will cost around £6.4m, and it’s one of 27 sites within the NWG region to receive this upgrade. Phosphorous is a nutrient and can cause algae to grow in watercourses, reducing biodiversity and river water quality.

Update by Bethany Oakley

Good afternoon, 

I'd like to start off the update by introducing myself, my name is Bethany Oakley and I am the Customer Liaison Officer looking after Lanchester Sewer Treatment Works on behalf of Mott Macdonald Bentley (MMB). Going forward I will be adding updates to the portal as the works progress. 

I will include some photos to my update for you to take a look at. 

Since our last update, I am pleased to report that the tankering operation has been complete however, the ecological visit for nesting birds is currently ongoing. 

We have also reclaimed a small portion of reed bed which will allow us to potentially start building the new MCC (motor control centre) trench.

The NSAF reinforcement is also coming together nicely and we have poured the second base slab for the chemical bunds. We are now continuing with the chemical bund walls.

Should you have any questions or queries, please dont hesitate to leave a comment below and a member of the project team will get back to you.

As always, thank you for your continued patience and cooperation.


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