Worcester MP Robin Walker visits Severn Trent sewage treatment works

Monday 13 June 2022

Worcester MP Robin Walker recently visited Severn Trent’s Worcester sewage treatment works to learn more about the site and learn more about Severn Trent’s commitment to Get River Positive.  

Robin met with Emily Timmins, head of waste water recycling for Severn Trent, to discuss the practical application of Severn Trent’s recent river pledges to continue to improve the health of the regions rivers.  

Emily Timmins from Severn Trent said: “We were delighted to meet with MP Robin Walker to discuss the work we do at the Worcester treatment works, as well as the wider role we’re playing in improving local watercourses.  

“While we don’t own our region's rivers, we have an important role to play in improving river health and the only way to make a real difference is to identify clear and actionable commitments and provide real transparency on our progress. We’d like to thank Mr Walker for visiting the treatment works to see the important work our team do.”

Robin Walker, MP for Worcester, said: “I was grateful for the opportunity to find out from them what Severn Trent are doing to help improve services in a sustainable and cost-effective way. I was particularly pleased to see the plans they have in place to reduce their carbon emissions and make our rivers cleaner and safer for all who use them.”

In March, Severn Trent joined forces with Anglian Water to ‘Get River Positive’. The commitments are a clear and actionable response to calls for a revival of rivers in England. Central to the pledges is a commitment that work carried out by the company will ensure storm overflows and sewage treatment works do not harm rivers.