Sustainable Backwell visits sewage treatment plant

PUBLISHED: 10:00 23 June 2018

Members of Sustainable Backwell at the sewage plant.

Members of Sustainable Backwell at the sewage plant.


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.”

MORE: Backwell Festival 2018 preview.

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 for tickets.

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