Cumbria village to get £3.2m sewage plant

A Cumbrian village is to get a sewage treatment plant to bring its waterworks up to date.

United Utilities is spending £3.2m on the treatment works and pipeline in Abbeytown, near Silloth.

The pipeline will skirt the site of a former 12th Century abbey and engineers will work with archaeologists to make sure the area is not disturbed.

The work is expected to be completed in July 2012 when the old works, built in 1938, will be demolished.

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