Lynton & Lynmouth
The spectacular North Devon coastal towns of Lynton and Lynmouth are to benefit from cleaner bathing waters after South West Water received planning permission to install a £3 million membrane filtration plant at its existing waste water treatment works serving the area.
This is the latest scheme in the company's £1billion 'Clean Sweep' coastal sewage clean up programme - the largest of its kind in Europe - helping to provide the region with record bathing water quality results.
Go ahead for lynmouth cleaner sea project
To comply with local planning conditions, construction work is due to start next September with completion in Spring 2003.
Andy Dawe, South West Water's Programme Leader, said: "We are pleased to have the green light for the scheme. Cleaner bathing waters are giving a huge boost to the region's economy and providing local people with a better quality of life. This further improvement will add to several schemes already completed in North Devon during the past few years."
The current treatment works in the Manor Gardens at Lynmouth provides preliminary treatment (screening) with the effluent discharged on outgoing tides to minimise the impact on local bathing water quality. The new plant will provide a tertiary level of treatment - equivalent to four treatment stages as at most of South West Water's new coastal works.
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Published: 6 February 2002