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Tuesday, 04 October 2011 (3019359)
£62.5m water works scheme gets go-ahead
by David Simister

MORE than £62m will be spent on upgrading a water treatment works in West Lancashire.

United Utilities said yesterday it has been given the go-ahead by the borough council to extend its water treatment works in Bickerstaffe, as part of what it said was an ongoing project to safeguard water supplies for both Sefton and West Lancashire.

Danny Brennan, senior project manager for United Utilities said: “Expanding the Bickerstaffe water treatment works is a crucial part of the jigsaw to ensure we can meet future demand for water in West Lancashire and parts of Sefton.

”As local populations continue to expand, we need to make sure that our water network is fully geared up to supply households and businesses.

“Once operating at full capacity, the expanded works will be able to treat 54 million litres of water per day. In future years, we expect significant volumes of water treated at the works to come from borehole sources, so that we can meet growing demand while not over-exploiting the River Dee. It is a vital, long-term programme for the area.”

The water provider said it is aimed at reducing the region's reliance on the River Dee, which currently supplies around 75% of the water in Sefton and West Lancashire.

The aim of the scheme, expected to cost £62.5m to implement, will also see new and existing borehole sources tapped into across the area, in a bid to open up new water supplies within the region itself.

It is expected most of the work will take place in agricultural areas, in a bid to minimise the disruption encountered by the region's residents.


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