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 Gabrielle Ward


I'm fortunate enough to be visiting Rothbury today while the sun is shining, so I thought I'd come on and give you a quick update on our work.

As mentioned on my previous update, the team have started work on the Motor Control Centre (MCC) kiosk. The Emergency Generator is now in place and the MCC kiosk itself will be delivered and erected on Tuesday 12th April with the control panel installed within the kiosk the following day. 

Work is now progressing on the HSAF units’ slab and associated pipework. 

The half bridge scrapers are mounted on to Primary Settlement Tanks (PST) 1 and 2 which can be seen in the photos below. 

I’d just like to politely remind you to remain extra vigilant when walking down Wagtail Road towards the STW, as we have regular large deliveries coming to and from site. 

Thanks all.





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