Engineers from United Utilities have embarked on giving Oldham’s sewage treatment system the biggest upgrade since the Industrial Revolution.
The scheme, costing £80 million, involves decommissioning part of the sewage works at Royton and upgrading the Oldham treatment works at Chadderton. A new sewer pipeline is also planned between the two treatment works.
The water company is holding two public exhibitions to give local people the chance to have a peek at what is going on and the opportunity to speak with representatives from United Utilities about the planned work.
The first will take place on June 16, between 4pm to 7pm at St Matthews C of E Primary School, Chadderton Hall Lane, OL9 0BN.
The second exhibition will be held on June 21, between 5.30pm to 7.30pm at Kingfisher Community School, Foxdenton Lane, 0L9 9QR.
Chris Tighe United Utilities project coordinator for the scheme said: “We have held a number of exhibitions already to inform the community about our work. We now have more detail for the pipeline route which we want to share and our team will be on hand to answer any questions about this.”
Chris added: “We’re planning to use tunneling techniques for part of the pipeline to minimise disruption.”
Work has already started at the treatment works and the project will take until the end of 2017.