Severn Trent takes Weston’s waste in a new direction

08 May 2016

The waste water that we take away from residents in Weston, Staffordshire is set to get a new home at a larger sewage treatment works, as we unveil plans to build a brand new sewer in the area.

The local treatment works in Weston is struggling to treat increasing amounts of waste water, particularly during heavy rainfall, so the new sewer will pump the waste onto our Brancote treatment works in Stafford. We're inviting Weston residents to a drop in session to hear more about our plans this Thursday 12 May between 4pm – 7pm at Weston Village Hall, Green Road, Weston, ST18 0JQ.

Gareth Mead from Severn Trent explains: “We’ve been treating sewage in Weston for many years, but the small site is not only now starting to show its age, but it’s struggling to cope with increasing amounts of waste water. By building a new sewer and pumping the waste onto Brancote treatment works, we’ll be able to treat the sewage more effectively, and in turn improve the quality of the treated water we’re putting back into the local environment.

"In addition, we’ll be able to significantly reduce the amount of vehicles we currently have driving back and forth to the works in Weston.

"Our work to build the new sewer starts on Monday 16 May on Blackheath Lane. Unfortunately we need to close Blackheath Lane for four weeks to make sure we keep everyone safe while we do the work. The next phase will then start on A518 from 13 June and will continue for nine weeks, with the inbound lane closed between the junction of the A51 at Weston and Blackheath Lane. We’d encourage locals to come along to our drop in session to hear more about the project where we’ll be happy to discuss any concerns they have.

“We know that our work may cause some disruption for the local area and we’d like to apologise to anyone who may be affected. However this work is important for the village and will mean that it’ll have an efficient sewage treatment process for many years to come.”