Water trip for students at treatment works

Students at Arlington
Students at Arlington

A group of University of Brighton MSc students visited a local water treatment works to learn more about how safe clean water reaches our taps.

The Water Treatment Technology students and their lecturers were given a live demonstration from South East Water scientists at Arlington Water Treatment Works and shown the processes involved to take water from rivers and underground aquifers and treat it to reach top quality water standards.

The 22 students also learnt about what can be in untreated water and which technologies are most appropriate for different types of treatment. The students then toured around the water treatment works.

Professor Huw Taylor, water and environmental management tutor at the University of Brighton, said, “This visit was enormously beneficial to our students. The students enjoyed the visit and learned a lot from South East Water’s scientists about the water treatment process.”

Amy Swales, catchment investigation Scientist, at South East Water, said, “The main aim of the visit was to give students a better understanding of how the theory behind treatment processes work in practice.”

Visit www.southeastwater.co.uk/opendays for details of public tours in 2014.