Burnham Jetty Bathing Waters improvement programme, Bath

16 May, 2017 | 18:00 - 20:00

Improving Burnham Bathing waters.
Improving Burnham Bathing waters.

About this event

Project outline

The revised EU Bathing Water Directive (rBWD) has tightened the bathing water standards within the UK. Burnham Jetty within Wessex Water Region is predicted to be classed as 'poor' water quality. Investigations have shown improvements to Wessex Water's assets along the River Parrott are required, along with increased catchment management.

The outputs of investigations is to implement a £39million programme of improvements to reduce the impact that Combined Storm Overflows (CSO) and Sewage Treatment Works (STW) have on the River Parrott by either reducing sewage discharges or providing enhanced treatment.

The multi-million pound project will take four years to complete and is divided into more than 10 individual schemes.

Upon the completion of the programme, bathing water quality at Burnham Jetty will be significantly improved to meet the increase in standards.

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Paul Godfrey

Paul Godfrey, Chartered Civil Engineer, Chartered Environmentalist, FICE, Programme manager of Wessex Water, with extensive experience in programme managing multi-disciplinary design and construction teams for Clean/Waste water networks projects.

Lucy George

Lucy George, Chartered Member of CIWEM, assistant project manager and implementation engineer, supporting project managers through detailed design and construction of the six Burnham CSO Improvement schemes.