SEVERN Trent is set to begin a multi-million-pound project at Wem Sewage Treatment Works at the end of the month.

A significant investment of £9.8 million will go towards essential improvements by increasing the capacity of the network, but also improving the treatment works process to help support the environment.

Residents are being invited to learn more about the project from Severn Trent at an event later this week.

The local community is invited to a community session scheduled for Thursday, September 6, at Wem Cricket Club on Soulton Road in Wem.

The gather offers an opportunity to gain comprehensive insights into the project's improvements and ongoing work.

Teams from Severn Trent and its contract partners will be available from 4pm to 7.30pm, providing an open forum for the public to inquire further about this initiative.


Catherine Webb, community communications officer at Severn Trent, said: “With increasing pressures from climate change, and population growth it’s vital that we continue to invest and improve our network and processes.

“This work for Wem will not only see us increasing the capacity of the network, but also improving the treatment work process, bringing big benefits to the local environment and river. 

“Our drop-in sessions are a great opportunity to come meet the team, ask questions and share any feedback on our plans, so we’d encourage people to pop down to see us and find out more about this big investment for their area.” 

Work on the site is set to begin on Friday, September 29 and is set to be completed by the end of December 2024.

The ongoing efforts aim to increase the area's network treatment capacity and refine the treatment process, leading to enhanced water quality in the River Roden in Wem.

This project aligns with Severn Trent's industry-leading commitment to elevate the condition of regional rivers, with a firm resolve that its operations will not harm rivers by 2030.