Drop-in ahead of next phase of £18m Lincolnshire sewage treatment works upgrade

4th June 2024

Severn Trent is preparing to start work on the next phase of its £18 million programme of upgrades at the Yaddlesthorpe Sewage Treatment Works.

The project will boost capacity at the site to ensure it is ready to meet the needs of a growing population and the challenges of climate change. So far it has seen the installation and upgrading of equipment on the site and this latest phase will move the point at which treated water is put back into the environment from Bottesford Beck to the larger River Trent.

There will be a public drop-in session on Wednesday 5th June from 3.30pm to 6.30pm at the East Butterwick Village Hall, Chapel Lane, Butterwick, DN17 3AD.

Timothy Ip, Community Communications Manager at Severn Trent said: “To make sure the site is operating as efficiently as possible, and to make sure we’re ready for future demand, we’re taking the proactive steps to upgrade the Yaddlesthorpe Sewage Treatment Works.

“As well as boosting capacity and making sure that our operations are in top condition, we will be transferring the treated, recycled water to the River Trent rather than Bottesford Beck. While the water that leaves our works has been through our rigorous treatment process, it may contain traces of chemicals, and by relocating the outfall to a larger watercourse we’re able to offset the impact, no matter how small they might be.”

Installation of the new outlet will require the use of heavy machinery and Severn Trent will be putting temporary traffic management in place to keep everyone safe during this phase of the project.

Tim continued: “We absolutely understand how frustrating roadworks can be, however they’re necessary to help keep our teams and road users safe while we make these upgrades and we’d like to thank everyone in advance for their patience and understanding. Our team will be working as quickly and safely as possible to ensure that we get everything completed and back to normal just as quickly as we can.”

For more information and to stay up to date with the works, visit www.stw.works.


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Notes to editors

Severn Trent is the UK’s second biggest water company.  It serves 4.8m homes and business customers in England and Wales. Its region stretches from mid-Wales to Rutland and from north and mid-Wales south to the Bristol Channel and east to the Humber. The company delivers almost two billion litres of water every day through 50,000km of pipes. A further 93,000km of sewer pipes take waste water away to more than 1,000 sewage treatment works.