Severn Trent to hold drop-in session ahead of upgrades at Strongford Sewage Works

Friday 8 September

Severn Trent is to meet with local residents to discuss plans to generate even more green power at its sewage treatment works in Strongford.

The company will be upgrading its existing equipment at the site, which already turns waste into biogas that is injected into the grid for use in homes or businesses.

Chris Borradaile from Severn Trent explains: “We’re committed to generating green power as it both helps the environment and also helps us to keep customer bills down. In fact, we’re aiming to generate half of our energy usage through renewable sources by 2020.

“To help us achieve that ambitious goal we’re planning to build a special piece of kit, called a Thermal Hydrolysis Plant, at our sewage treatment works in Strongford that will allow us to make even more biogas from the waste we treat.“But, before we start work, we’re keen to speak to as many local people about the plans as possible and we’d like people who live nearby to come along to the drop-in session to find out how we’ll be carrying out the work.”

The session takes place at the Trentham Hotel (Travelodge) on Thursday 14 September between 2pm and 7pm.

Chris added: “The new equipment will be located within the current site and we’re hoping to begin construction in the autumn and finish by the end of the summer in 2019.

“We’re sure local people will want to know more about the project and we’d encourage them to come along and speak to us about how it will all work.“We’ll be working hard during the construction to minimise the impact to local residents and we intend to keep them updated along the way.”