One piece of water news that hit the headlines recently was the revelation that Welsh Water is investing £184m in the next six months in order to improve its supplies and infrastructure.
The past six months have been less productive than the previous year for Welsh Water with profits hitting only £25m – the same time period in 2014 had reached a more favourable £43m. However, the profit loss is thought to be largely influenced by customer prices remaining 1% below inflation.
So what can be expected? Welsh Water are allocating £24m for an energy park, which will use solar and hydro power. The power will be utilised by a wastewater treatment plant in Wrexham.
Moreover, Wrexham’s Five Fords Wastewater Treatment Works will be undergoing an extreme makeover. The site will be converted into an energy facility, which will utilise a medley of power schemes on site, such as solar, advanced anaerobic digestion and hydro generation power.
Pembrokeshire will also enjoy some upgrades with £5m being spent on improving the drinking water supplies.
Sewer floods in west Wales may also be limited with Welsh Water willing to invest £25m into the project.
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