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Welsh Water investing £300,000 to improve bathing water quality in Aberarth

15/08/2016

Dŵr Cymru Welsh Water is to invest £300,000 on a project to improve the bathing water quality in the Aberarth area of Cardigan.

The work by the not-for-profit water company started today (Monday 15th August) and will bring long term benefits by improving the performance of the waste water network in the area. The work will see us install a new outfall pipe which will improve the performance of the network, especially during stormy weather. This in turn will reduce the risk of flooding and pollution entering Cardigan Bay which will help to further improve bathing water quality.

The work is expected to be finished by the middle of September.

Dŵr Cymru Welsh Water’s Capital Delivery Manager, Chris Harris said: “At Welsh Water, we understand the importance of good bathing water quality to our customers and to the Welsh tourism economy. We are therefore committed to ensuring we play a central role in protecting this valuable resource.

“As a company, our priority is to ensure profits are reinvested both to improve services to customers, and to enhance the local environment – which includes bathing waters and our investment in Aberarth reflects this.”

Notes to editor

  • Dŵr Cymru Welsh Water serves most of Wales, Deeside and Herefordshire. It is one of 10 water and sewerage companies in England and Wales and is the sixth largest. Unlike other water companies, it does not have any shareholders
  • Since 2001, it has been owned by Glas Cymru which was formed in April 2001 for the sole purpose of acquiring and owning Welsh Water
  • It is a ‘company limited by guarantee’ and our business model is unique in the water industry. It has no shareholders which means that all financial surpluses are reinvested in the business for the benefit of customers
  • Glas Cymru’s constitution strictly limits its purpose to that of financing water assets in Welsh Water’s area of appointment and managing Welsh Water’s business so that high quality water and wastewater services are delivered at least cost to the communities served by Welsh Water
  • As part of our £26 billion network of assets, we operate and maintain 27,500km of water mains, more than 30,000km of sewers, 838 sewage treatment works and 87 impounding reservoirs.