Thursday, July 28th, 2011
The sewage treatment works in Slough are due to open to the public for the first time this summer to show off some of the amazing architecture and educate the general public.
There are a dozen open days planned throughout the summer across the Thames Valley and London, which aim to show off some of Thames Water’s most prestigious sites, including Sir Joseph Bazalgettes pumping station at Abbey Mills.
The site in Slough treats waste from over 250,000 homes and has recently gained the accolade as the first site in the UK to extract phosphorus from the waste it treats, which can then be used as a fertiliser.
The Slough works are open on Saturday the 30th of July between 10am and 4pm.
Thames water’s chief operating officer Steve Shine stated:
“We’re the UK’s largest water company, providing THE essential service for 14 million customers across London and the Thames Valley, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. This is a massive responsibility and we work hard to be good neighbours.
“The majority of what we do is out of sight – out of mind. Opening up some of our large operational sites like Slough provides a unique and exciting opportunity for our customers who are curious to know more about what we do, to see it for themselves.”