New water treatment plant revealed for Eastbourne

Waterworks Road Filter Plant SUS-150519-163136001
Waterworks Road Filter Plant SUS-150519-163136001

Plans for a £2.5 million upgrade of a water treatment works in Eastbourne have been submitted to town planners.

As part of South East Water’s £424 million five year investment programme the company wants to build a new microfiltration plant and carryout general maintenance to its site in Waterworks Road.

Subject to the planning permission, it hopes to build a 29.5m x 8.4m x 5m high building to house the microfiltration equipment.

Joe Yip at South East Water, said, “The quality of our water is among the best in the world but we’re continuously looking at ways to improve it even further.

“The new microfiltration plant will reduce the cloudiness of the water taken from a nearby borehole and enable us to treat and pump more water into the local area every day.”

Currently the site treats and pumps 4.8 million litres of water every single day, enough to supply 45,500 households across East and West Sussex.

Once the work is complete the site will be able to treat up to seven million litres daily.

It is anticipated construction will begin in August, with completion by the end of April 2016.

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