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Increasing Capacity: Newark water improvements and AGM, Coalville

10 May, 2016 | 18:00 - 20:30

Construction on Newark
Construction on Newark's water and waste water project.

About this event

The Newark-on-Trent Waste and Water Improvement Project aims to develop a sustainable solution for Newark for today and for the future.

Severn Trent Water's biggest AMP6 waste water infrastructure project will protect 1,000 customers from sewer flooding, with storage capacity equivalent to 14 Olympic swimming pools being provided for during severe rainfall.

A new trunk water main will provide potable water to Newark with the capacity to support the 45% increase in population predicted over the next 25 years.

A tunnelled sewer will be driven 15m below the streets of Newark, big enough for a transit van, outfalling to Crankley Point STW, north of the town. New sewers and water mains will also be constructed across the town to provide the long term solution Newark requires.

Event materials

The following materials are available for download:


Tim Sawyer

Tim is Severn Trent Water's Programme Manager with responsibility to deliver their multi-million pound investment in Newark. Tim has been with Severn Trent for 4 years and is a Chartered Civil Engineer with over 20 years experience in the design and delivery of projects in the water industry.

His role is now to manage the Newark Waste and Water Improvement Project, leading the multidisciplinary collaborative team, ensuring the project is delivered on time, to budget and quality whilst managing stakeholders and minimising the impact on the town.

Nick Wallace

Nick is a Senior Engineer with Severn Trent Water, having joined the company in 2012.

Nick is a Chartered Civil Engineer and has 18 years experience in the design and delivery of Civil Engineering infrastructure projects. He has had responsibility for the investigation and understanding a range of catchment issues within Severn Trent and has been responsible for developing the solution to the flooding issues in Newark, in what is the largest flooding problem in the Severn Trent region.