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Bathing water schemes

Bathing water schemes delivered
Bathing water schemes delivered - The national environment programme (NEP) phase 4 included 20 named outputs we have to deliver with regulatory dates to improve the bathing water quality at Burnham Jetty or investigation of other bathing waters. Due to a newly designated inland bathing water at Henleaze, Bristol, an additional investigation was added to the phase 5 NEP for year 2 delivery.

There were seven outputs to deliver in 2017-18. The target is to deliver 100% of projects each year, on a cumulative basis. This measure is the percentage of these outputs we have achieved. For each % we are short of 100% we will refund customers £9k.

In 2017-18 we delivered all the bathing water outputs. The construction schemes included: 
  • constructing a 3,000m3 underground storage tank and a larger pumping station at Bristol Road Bridgwater to achieve 3 spills per bathing season,
  • provided a new pumping station and 150m3 storage to transfer flow from Combwich to Cannington
  • construction of a UV disinfection plant to disinfect flows from Combwich and Cannington

    We also concluded a three year investigation which proactively identified misconnections of foul flows that could end up in the River Parrett in Bridgwater

    To ensure delivery of next years significant construction schemes in Bridgwater (Colley Lane and West Quay) before May 2018, we have accelerated these schemes which are nearing completion.