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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, and to keep the site operating we installed an emergency pipe which meant the footpath around the site had to be closed.  This was then replaced by a temporary underground pipe which allowed the footpath to be reopened.

Creating a new permanent outfall pipe

Our work to install a new permanent outfall pipe to release the treated water into the River Kent started in June 2017 and is now expected to be completed in May 2018.

We’ll be creating a dam within the river so our team can install the new pipe around two metres under the river bed.  This will ensure the pipe is protected from future damage should there be similar occurrences of severe weather.  We’re carrying out this work outside of the crayfish breeding season, and will be taking extra care to ensure the crayfish and other aquatic species are safely moved from our working area into other local parts of the river.

We understand it’s inconvenient, but for safety we will need to temporarily close the footpath while we carry out this work.  Thank you for bearing with us.

Helping us deal with the extra toilet flushes!

Kendal is a growing town, and as communities grow we need to ensure our treatment works can continue to meet the needs of our customers, and also meet the higher quality standards for the treated water that is released back into the environment – now and in the future.

Our upgrade work will take place within the existing site boundary to construct new process units, tanks and buildings.  We’ll also be installing an innovative system to treat the wastewater – it’s a clever system known as Nereda.

We started our work in March 2017 and expect the upgrade work to be completed in early 2019.  We understand construction work can be inconvenient and there will be an increase in construction traffic entering the site while we carry out our project. Our project team will ensure this is carefully managed to minimise the disruption on the local road network.

Still have a question?

You can call us on 0345 672 3723 quoting project number LiMA 80043630.  We’ll be happy to help.

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