Severn Trent hosts Bosworth MP to Hinckley sewage treatment works
Wednesday 16th February 2022
Severn Trent welcomed Dr Luke Evans, MP for Bosworth to a sewage treatment works in Hinckley recently, to learn about exciting new plans for the site.
The Bosworth MP was given a personal tour of the works in south-west Leicestershire, where he was walked through the entire process and brought up to speed on plans to invest £25 million to improve water quality in nearby Sketchley Brook.
The MP also learned how the water and waste company is looking at nature-based solutions to boost biodiversity across its water quality improvement works programme.
Teams based at Hinckley, which serves around 45,000 customers, explained how the move will contribute towards Severn Trent’s triple carbon pledge of reaching net zero carbon emissions, using 100% renewable energy and having a fleet of vehicles that are entirely electric by 2030.
Dr Luke Evans, MP for Bosworth, commented: “It was great to hear about the ambitious plans Severn Trent have locally here in Hinckley, including millions of pounds of investment. Their plan to improve water quality in Sketchley Brook and boost biodiversity across the site marks a positive step for local wildlife and the environment generally, thank you to them for having me down!”
Hinckley Team Manager Mark Blakely at Severn Trent, added: “The recent visit of Dr Luke Evans was the perfect opportunity to share the big plans we have for our sewage treatment works here in Hinckley. To help us reach our green goals of the future, we’re investing around £25 million to make some pretty significant changes that’ll benefit the local community too.”
Severn Trent is investing £566 million, as part of an ambitious Green Recovery programme to support the UK’s green economic bounce back from the pandemic and create 2,500 new jobs in the Midlands.