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What happens to wastewater? Find out at Plympton Wastewater Treatment Works

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Plympton Wastewater Treatment Works

Marshall Road

Cothill

Plymouth

PL7 1YB

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Come along and join a tour of a large wastewater treatment works serving Plymouth and the surrounding area.

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Find out how wastewater is treated to the highest standards using the screening process and how we use naturally occurring bacteria to clean the water.

Plympton Wastewater Treatment Works is located next to the A38 and serves the Plympton, Leigham, Estover and Efford area of Plymouth, and also receives flows from the newly developed Sherford, resulting in a population equivalent of 62,744. The site is also a sludge treatment centre, which processes both the indigenous sludge and imported sludge from smaller wastewater treatment works within the area.

Have a look and see what not to flush down the loo and put down the sink! This is a great opportunity to find out about how it all works from some knowledgeable South West Water operational staff.

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 Wednesday 18 September.

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  • Members of the public are invited to attend guided tours at 10am and 2pm, with each tour due to last between 1-2 hours.
  • Please book using the Eventbrite form.
  • Sensible footwear is required.
  • Tours are not suitable 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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Plympton Wastewater Treatment Works

Marshall Road

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PL7 1YB

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