Sewer scheme near Penrith to boost river water quality

Engineers have begun work on a project to improve the quality of water in rivers near Penrith.

Water firm United Utilities is spending £6.7m improving its sewer system in Langwathby, Skirwith and Winskil.

The work will include expanding and upgrading Langwathby sewage works and building a new 5km pipeline.

A company spokesman said the work would improve the treatment of waste water which is returned to the River Eden.

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