Erewash MP Maggie Throup visits Severn Trent water treatment works

Monday 10th February 2020

Severn Trent welcomed Maggie Throup, MP for Erewash, to its Church Wilne Water Treatment Works in Long Eaton recently, following a £22m investment in the site.

The East Midlands MP was given a personal tour of the treatment works to learn more about the site, which supplies clean drinking water to 600,000 Severn Trent customers, as well as the upgrades that have been put in place over the last five years.

Maggie Throup MP, said: “It was great to learn more about the water treatment process at Church Wilne and to meet some of the people who work there. It’s clear to me, just how much care and hard work goes in to making sure water continues to flow when people turn on their taps.”

Steve James is the manager of Church Wilne Water Treatment Works at Severn Trent. He said: “We were delighted to welcome Maggie to Church Wilne and explain the water treatment process in more detail. It was great to see Maggie showing a genuine interest in what we do and the science and technology behind it. It was also great to get the opportunity to show off the improvements we’ve made, following the £22m investment that’s gone in to the site over the last five years, which has boosted the resilience of the works and increased the volume of water we can produce.”

This tour follows a visit Maggie made to Church Wilne last summer, to see a £3m lab facility where Severn Trent specialists carry out testing and sampling under one roof, making sure the quality of water customers receive is of the highest standard.