Treating Water and Creating Green Energy. Vaughan Gething AM visits Welsh Water's Cardiff Treatment Works
Cardiff South and Penarth Assembly Member, Vaughan Gething, has today visited Dwr Cymru Welsh Water's state-of-the-art Wastewater Treatment Facility in Tremorfa, Cardiff.
The £260m wastewater treatment works, which sits alongside the Severn Estuary, includes an innovative £40m Advanced Anaerobic Digestion Facility which produces green energy from treated waste.
Mike Pedley, Dŵr Cymru Welsh Water's Head of Energy said;
"We were delighted to welcome Mr Gething to our Treatment Works to show him how recent investment at facilities like Tremorfa is helping to deliver benefits for customers in the Cardiff area and the wider environment.
"Our facility is at the forefront of technology and is one of the biggest of its kind in Europe. The green energy plant has saved Welsh Water £4.5 million a year – which helps to keep bills down for customers – and also reduces our carbon footprint."
Commenting following his visit, Vaughan Gething AM said;
"It was a pleasure to be able to visit such an important facility.
"This state-of-the-art treatment works serves 300,000 homes and businesses, including many of my constituents across Cardiff and Penarth.
"The work involved in ensuring that people receive the best quality water and wastewater service is essential. I was delighted to see how Welsh Water are doing this whilst reducing their energy use and protecting our environment for future generations."