Work beings on Cornish sewage treatment work scheme
Work starts today on South West Water's £5.7 million sewage treatment scheme for Sennen and Porthcurno.
The scheme comprises four pumping stations and a sewage treatment works which will provide secondary level treatment to meet European directives on water quality.
Graham Murphy, Head of Asset Management and Development said: "This important project in Sennen and Porthcurno is one of the last schemes in our £1.5 billion Clean Sweep programme. Last year saw the cleanest bathing waters ever in the South West Water region and this work will help safeguard that achievement in years to come. Cleaner waters and an improved marine environment are yet more reasons for tourists to visit this beautiful part of Cornwall"
South West Water has set up a 'Construction Liaison Group' with local councillors and residents to help minimise disruption and update the public on the schemes progress.
When the scheme goes into operation in time for next year's bathing season, the pumping stations in Porthcurno and Sennen Cove will pump sewage to a new treatment works at Parkas Moor near Sennen. Once treated, it will be discharged through the existing outfall into the sea.
Notes to editors:Published: 17 January 2007