Sustainable Backwell visits sewage treatment plant
PUBLISHED: 10:00 23 June 2018
A group dedicated to sustainability visited a sewage treatment plant.
Members of Sustainable Backwell were given a guided tour around Wessex Water’s facility in Avonmouth.
They learned the company still faces a challenge from customers wrongly flushing wet wipes down the toilet.
Member Bridget Petty said: “The site at Avonmouth serves around one million people in Bristol, North Somerset and surrounding areas.
“Weston also has a sewage treatment plant but the Avonmouth site is the regional site where forward-thinking innovation is tested and developed.
“The trip was a great success, a real eye opener, and my nose will remember it too.”
Sustainable Backwell will have a stall at the Backwell Festival on July 6-8.
It has an oceans theme and will take place at the junior school in Church Lane. Visit www.backwellfestival.co.uk for tickets.
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