Southern Water is investing £4 million on the refurbishment of a sewage treatment works in Hampshire.

Over the next year, the water company will fully refurbish Ludgershall wastewater treatment works on the border of Hampshire and Wiltshire. The improvement works need to be done to make sure that the existing sewage treatment works conform to the new standards set by the Environment Agency.

The plant will see new equipment installed, including complete new treatment units and a new pumping station. Other components on the site will be refurbished.

The treatment works at Ludgershall serve just under 5,000 local residents and process over 2.5 million litres of waste water every day. The works are expected to be completed sometime in late 2012.

Southern Water contracts engineer, Dennis Taplin, stated:

“We’re delighted to be starting this important scheme, which will improve the quality of wastewater being recycled into the environment.

“I’d like to thank customers for their patience while we carry out this scheme. Our priority is to complete the scheme with as little disruption to the community as possible.”

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