Wales

Welsh Water announces £184m investment and £25m profits

Llechryd water treatment works Image copyright Google
Image caption £5m is to be spent in Pembrokeshire after main burst near Llechryd water treatment works affected thousands of customers last week

A total of £184m is being spent by Welsh Water to improve its supplies and infrastructure in the next six months.

The announcement was made as it revealed £25m profits in the last six months, down from £43m last year, which will also be reinvested.

It is spending £24m on an energy park using solar and hydro power at a waste water treatment facility in Wrexham.

It is also spending £5m to "strengthen its drinking water supplies" in Pembrokeshire.

It follows a burst water main near Llechryd which affected thousands of customers last week.

The not-for-profit firm is also investing £25m to reduce the risk of sewer floods in Llanelli and Gowerton in west Wales.

The Five Fords Wastewater Treatment Works in Wrexham will be converted into an energy facility, incorporating solar, advanced anaerobic digestion and hydro generation power schemes on-site.

The company's fall in profits has been blamed, in part, on the 1% below inflation price it charges customers.

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