Norton and Presteigne
We’re investing more than £8 million to improve the wastewater system in Norton and Presteigne. This investment will help ensure we continue to provide you with a first-class wastewater service and protect the environment for years to come.
What are we doing?
We are upgrading the assets at both the wastewater treatment works in Norton and Presteigne. By using the latest technology and equipment, this will allow us to improve the quality of the water which is released to the environment.
Where and when will the work take place?
Norton: December 2020 – December 2021
The first phase of our work will begin at the wastewater treatment works in Norton. This began at the start of December 2020, and as long as everything goes to plan will be completed by the end of December 2021.
We have spent a lot of time planning our work with the local authority to ensure we cause the least disruption possible. Our work will be carried out within private land and sections of the carriageway. There will be traffic lights along the B4355 while we work in the carriageway to keep traffic flowing. These traffic lights will move as our work progresses and will be in place between December 2020 and June 2021. To minimise disruption as much as possible, we will remove them during the Christmas period.
Last month, we completed laying a section of the pipe through the playground next to the junction of the B4355 and B4356. This work has been completed and the park reinstated.
We will be working with Morgan Sindall to help us get the work done, so you may notice their vehicles in your local area. They will be working Monday to Friday between 8am and 5.30pm. However, they may sometimes need to work outside these hours and on weekends to get this work done as quickly as possible.
Presteigne: July 2021 – July 2022
Our work in Presteigne will begin in July 2021 and take approximately one year to complete. This will take place at Presteigne Wastewater Treatment Works, which is located within the private land next to St Andrew’s Football Club.
Our workforce will be accessing our working area via a private access off the B4362, so disruption should be minimal to local residents while this work is being carried out. We will write to residents in the local area and update the In Your Area section of our website closer to the time to let them know what they can expect.