Hereford & Worcester

Opportunity to tour Droitwich sewage works

Worcestershire residents are being given the chance to learn more about £2.5m improvements to a sewage system by touring the treatment works.

Severn Trent Water is letting people visit the works in Droitwich to learn about the site and the work which has been under way since February.

It includes work to reduce odour and installing new filter equipment.

An exhibition will be held at Hadley Bowling Green Inn on Monday from 16:00 to 19:00 BST, with a tour at 17:45.

Ed O'Brien, from Severn Trent, said: "We're opening the doors of the works just so that local people can come along, find out what happens to the waste water that they flush away, see how we clean it, return it to the river, and about some of the improvements we're making on site."

He said the company serves about 30,000 customers in Droitwich.

The new equipment will also remove more chemicals, which will further protect the local environment and improve services to the customers.

Severn Trent has advised anyone wishing to go on the tour to wear sturdy footwear.

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