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 Wastewater Treatment Works

The first phase of our work began at the wastewater treatment works in Norton. This involved constructing a brand-new pumping station on the site and installing a 2km rising main which will transfer the sewerage flows to Presteigne Wastewater Treatment Works to be treated. This started in December 2020 and is currently on track to be completed by the end of October – two months ahead of our original schedule.

We have spent a lot of time planning our work with the local authority to ensure we cause the least disruption possible. All of our work along the B4355 has been completed, and we are now focusing on reinstating those areas we have been working in within local private land and our wastewater treatment works.

Presteigne Wastewater Treatment Works

Our work in Presteigne began in June 2021 and will take approximately one year to complete. This work involves upgrading the existing assets to improve the way the waste is treated and will be carried out solely within the existing Welsh Water compound, which is located within private land next to St Andrew’s Football Club.

To access our working area and minimise disruption to the local community, we have created a temporary access track via a private access off the B4362. Our construction traffic will be using the track to access our working area, but residents may continue to notice our operations team travelling via Clatterbrune to access our operational assets.

This track will remain in to place until we have completed our work.

Our contractors

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

In Your Area

To receive updates about this work by email, visit In Your Area and click Keep Me Informed.

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Community Fund

We know our work can sometimes cause disruption, and we want to leave the community in a better place once we complete our work. If you live in an area where work is taking place – and you’re fundraising for projects to benefit the community – you could receive funding from Welsh Water up to a value of £1,000.

Find more information and how to apply