United Utilities to hold public event about its plans to upgrade Saddleworth wastewater treatment works

United Utilities is inviting members of the public to find out more about the work planned to improve Saddleworth wastewater treatment works. 

The North West’s water company is set to invest £12.8m at its works in Greenfield to help improve the ecological status on a stretch of the River Tame to ‘good.’ 

The company will be investing in new technology and processes to help improve the final effluent that is returned to the environment by reducing the levels of ammonia, phosphorus and BOD. 

Residents can find out more at a public exhibition on Monday 19 June.  From 3pm – 7.30pm representatives from United Utilities will be at Saddleworth Rangers, Shaw Hall Bank Rd, Greenfield, Oldham OL3 7LD. 

Tree and vegetation clearance is due to start in July with the works expected to finish in Summer 2025 subject to the necessary planning permissions.

As well as helping to improve the River Tame, United Utilities is also going to work with its contractors to improve the odour control on the site by covering two tanks as part of the proposed scheme.

It comes as the company recently revealed that is has been able to successfully bring forward £900m of investment in the next two years to help improve river health right across the North West.