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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. 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 reopened.

Our team started work in spring 2017 to install a new permanent outfall pipe to take the treated water into the River Kent. Due to the extremely hard rock conditions it has not been possible to safely expose a trench for the new outfall.  Although this is disappointing, we are committed to improving the quality of water released from the site and we will be working closely with the Environment Agency and Natural England to jointly monitor the river quality while we work together on deciding the most appropriate long term solution.

Work is continuing on the other elements of improvement work which are taking place within the wastewater site.

Helping us deal with the extra toilet flushes!

We're carrying out some upgrade work within the existing site boundary to construct new process units, tanks and buildings.  We’re also 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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