Kendal Wastewater Treatment Works

Kendal Wastewater Treatment Works suffered significant flood damage following the storms in December 2015 which had a huge impact on our day to day site operations.  Production Manager, Simon Holding explains more in this short video. 

The outfall pipe which releases treated water into the River Kent became a casualty of the storm. To keep the site operating we installed an emergency pipe, which was then replaced by a temporary underground pipe to allow the footpath to be re-opened.

Our team started work to begin installing a new permanent outfall pipe to take the treated water into the River Kent. Due to the extremely hard rock conditions, it proved difficult to create a trench and the work was temporarily paused while further investigation work was carried out.

Work has now restarted and we'll be using a different construction method to tunnel under the river and install a new section of pipe. We expect the work will be completed in Autumn 2023.

Helping us deal with the extra toilet flushes!

We've now completed a pioneering project to install an innovative new system at the wastewater treatment works. It's a clever process which uses less energy than conventional treatment methods, the process is known as 'Nereda' and is now being developed at some of our other wastewater treatment sites.

We've also carried out further elements of upgrade work which will help to provide further improvements to the quality of water which is released into the River Kent. 

If you have any queries about our work to reinstate the new outfall you can call us on 0345 672 3723 quoting project number 80043568.  We’ll be happy to help.