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A Visit to: Wessex Water’s Sewage Treatment Works Weston-super-Mare.



A visit to Wessex Water’s sewage treatment works site at Weston-super-Mare.

The 22nd of March was World Water Day and it is therefore an appropriate time to talk about the visit our club made to Weston-super-Mare yesterday.

Water pollution is one of our club’s Programme Action projects, focusing on sustainable goals SG6 (clean water & sanitation), SG3 (good health and well-being), SG4 (education) and SG5 (gender equality).
So on Tuesday 21st March 2023 seven members of Soroptimist Bristol were expertly guided by Sue Goodland around Wessex Water’s sewage treatment works site at Weston-super-Mare. This visit was part one of two, with Avonmouth’s treatment visit planned for June this year,
We learned what happens on the journey of our waste through several natural processes, resulting in clear and clean enough water to be returned to the environment, and the recycling of the by-products of these processes.
A staggering 26 to 86 million litres of sewage is treated per day at the site.
The treated effluent is discharged out to sea via Black Rock pumping station in Weston-super-Mare.
Our visit was very well organised by our Programme Action team members Sally and Lynda. Well done. It was fascinating to learn about how our waste is treated.