Weston-super-Mare £26m sewage upgrade work completed

Work has been completed on a multimillion-pound upgrade to a sewage treatment centre in Weston-super-Mare, Somerset.

Wessex Water has carried out £26m improvement work at the facility at Bleadon in order to comply with the European Union's Waste Water Directive.

Weston's Uphill Slipway beach recently failed water quality standards.

Heavy rainfall has caused overflowing sewage to wash into local beaches, contributing to the poor water quality.

Wessex Water said capacity has been increased at the plant in order to store and treat more flood water.

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