WELSH Water is investing £68,000 in a scheme that will deliver environmental benefits to the Malpas community.
The utility company will begin work on Monday (November 24) to upgrade the wastewater network in the area.Š
The investment work will involve upgrading the construction ofŠa new storm overflow chamber, powered screen and associated connections. The company will also be laying about 80 metres of new pipes.
The work will enable the improved network to perform more effectively during storm weather conditions which will reduce the number of times unscreened storm water is released into the local watercourse.Š
This will deliver a boost to the environment by improving water quality.
The upgrade is expected to be completed by the middle of February and residents may notice a slight increase in site traffic in the area surrounding the treatment works until this time.
Clara Hughes, Welsh Water’s communications representative, said: “The scheme is a reflection of Welsh Water’s investment in its waste water network and is set to bring improvements to the local environment.
“We would like to thank local people for bearing with us while this essential work is carried out.”
Welsh Water liaised with relevant bodies, including Chester County Council and Highways Agency Wales, during the project’s planning stages.
Welsh Water is investing £1.2 billion in its water and sewerage network between 2005 and 2010.