Work begins on an £8.9 million project to improve Uckfield wastewater treatment works.

Work begins on £8.9m project at Uckfield Wastewater Treatment Works

A piling rig has arrived at Uckfield Wastewater Treatment Works, marking the start of an £8.9 million improvement project.

Southern Water says the rig will be used to construct foundations for a cutting-edge sand filter, which will ensure water leaving the site complies with strict requirements.

This improved treatment process, along with new monitoring equipment, will help the site meet environmental standards and will benefit the local area for many years to come.

Project manager Robin Woodward said: “Our investment at Uckfield Wastewater Treatment Works will ensure we’re using the most up-to-date and effective treatment processes and methods.

“Investing in improving water quality leaving this site means a cleaner environment, which is good news for the local area and the people who live here.”

The work at the treatment works, off Bridge Farm Road, in New Town, is due for completion by November 2018.

It was recently inspected by the Considerate Constructors scheme, which rated it “excellent” or “very good” in all areas.

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