A huge project being undertaken by Southern Water to make a Hastings treatment works more environmentally friendly is nearly complete.

Work on the Westfield treatment works is nearing completion after nearly £2.7m has been spent on the upgrade. The main works have been done and the firm is now commissioning all the equipment to make sure it works properly before it is allowed to work in anger.

Two large sand filters have been installed at the site which give the waste water a final polish before it is released into the environment, these each contain around 50 tonnes of sand.

The site upgrade also sees new water quality monitors installed to check that the treated water meets new Environment Agency regulations.

The project manager on the scheme Julie Anne Stokes said:

“We’re delighted to be reaching the end of this important scheme. By using specialist treatment methods we can ensure the water recycled back to the environment continues to meet stringent standards.”

Southern Water are currently half way through a £1.8bn improvement programme which they hope will improve clean water supply and sewerage services across the region.

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