Bournemouth Water kicks off £200m treatment work upgrades providing up to 200 local jobs

The water treatment works at Alderney and Knapp Mill, respectively.

By Staff Reporter [email protected]

Published: October 29, 2023 | Updated: 30th October 2023

Bournemouth Water has announced a £200 million investment to install state-of-the-art tech at its water treatment works at Alderney and Knapp Mill.

Bournemouth Water logoThe company is aiming to secure a continuous and reliable supply of high-quality drinking water for the area long into the future.

Works will see the existing nature-based filtration system combined with an innovative and sustainable new treatment technology, using fewer chemicals and generating less waste – as well as keeping down operating costs.

Construction began at the Alderney site earlier this year with an aim to finish in 2025, while work at Knapp Mill is expected to start next year for completion in 2026, creating up to 200 jobs in the region for the duration.

Alderney water treatment works construction site

Richard Stanbrook, Director of Drinking Water Services at Bournemouth Water, said: “We’re excited to get work underway at Alderney and Knapp Mill as part of the significant investment we’re making to upgrade both of our treatment works.

“This project has been three years in the making, giving us time to carry out extensive research to find the right solution to best meet the needs of our customers.

“We’re delighted to be bringing this technology to Bournemouth.”

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