Providing top-quality bathing waters: Sidmouth Wastewater Treatment Works

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Sidmouth Wastewater Treatment Works

Two Bridges Road

Sidbury

Sidmouth

EX10 9PL

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Thank you for registering for Discover the work behind high-quality bathing waters: Croyde Wastewater Treatment Works. We look forward to seeing you on the day. If you have any questions in the meantime, please contact Steve Lowrie at slowrie@pennon-group.co.uk or call 01392 443421.
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Did you know, until as recently as the year 2000, raw sewage in the coastal town of Sidmouth was discharged straight into the sea?

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It is now treated to the highest possible standards, which you can discover for yourself at Sidmouth Wastewater Treatment Works, which is just one element of the £12 million “Clean Sweep” scheme engineered and delivered by South West Water to provide Sidmouth with top-quality bathing waters and beaches.

The works at Sidmouth was built following a considerable amount of consultation with local residents and was the preferred site for environmental and technical reasons. The location and design of the buildings together with new tree planting has helped minimise the impact of the works within the existing landscape.

Wastewater, treated at the works, is pumped from a new pumping station built at The Ham and new pipelines were laid from the pumping station to the works and from the works to an existing sea outfall.

Sidmouth is also home to Devon’s largest ever fatberg, which was discovered in a sewer under The Esplanade last year. Longer than six back-to-back double-decker buses at 64 metres in length, it was the biggest discovered in our service history and thought to be one of the largest found so close to the sea, taking 36 tanker loads to remove the debris, each containing 3,000 gallons.

It was formed from everything that has been flushed or poured down the sinks of Sidmouth that shouldn’t have been, including wet wipes and fat, oil and grease.

The tours are offered as part of the National Heritage Open Days, part of National Trust’s celebration of local culture and heritage, and will take place on Friday 13 September.

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Members of the public are invited to attend guided tours at 10am and 1pm, with each tour due to last about 90 minutes.

  • Please book using the Eventbrite form.
  • High visibility jackets will be provided but please note all footwear must be flat, sturdy and enclosed (no open-toed shoes).
  • This tour is unsuitable for children under the age of 12
  • For further information, please contact Steve Lowrie on slowrie@pennon-group.co.uk or call 01392 443421.
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Sidmouth Wastewater Treatment Works

Two Bridges Road

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EX10 9PL

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