Rothbury STW Upgrade

This investment at Rothbury sewage treatment works is to improve storm storage and biological treatment to meet the demands of an increasing population in the catchment of Rothbury. Our sewage treatment works aids NWL in improving the quality of rivers and coastal waters for the benefit of people, the environment and wildlife.

Update by Ian Davison

Hi I hope you are all well

MMB continue to make good progress with the upgrade of Rothbury STW and we completed a key milestone this week when the newly constructed primary tanks successfully passed thier water test. Elsewhere on the site MMB are preparing to receive the new power supply and installing the pipework for the primary settlement tanks pumping station. The installation of a second sludge holding tank is underway and will be water tested on the lead up to Christmas.

To maintain our sustainable approach to the work MMB have been griddling the arisings from the tank excavation, this selected material will be used as backfill around the new structures, you may have noted an increase in wagon movements disposing the resulting unusable material. As previously mentioned we are keeping our site community notice board up to date reporting progress with photos and a lookahead programme.

Please don’t hesitate to leave a comment below should you have an queries.

Thanks Again


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