Residents in and around Ingoldisthorpe are invited to hear about Anglian Water’s plans for its new wetland treatment facility, next to the village’s water recycling centre.
Customers are invited to come along and find out more between 6pm and 8pm on 28 September at the Village Hall to find out more.
The new one-hectare site will act as an innovative, natural treatment plant for over a million litres of used water a day. Used but treated water will pass through the wetland to be further filtered and cleaned before it’s returned to the environment in the River Ingol.
The wetland plants work to naturally clean the water, removing ammonia and phosphate before it goes back into the river. Anglian Water’s existing treatment plants already remove the majority of these substances in line with tight environmental permits issued by the Environment Agency. The wetland will filter it further and ensure it is of an even higher standard, removing the need for expensive, high carbon treatment equipment conventionally used.
Not only will the wetland have a practical purpose, it will be a huge biodiversity asset and attract various breeding birds, amphibians, bats, water voles to the local environment.
The site will be funded by Anglian Water and created in partnership with Norfolk Rivers Trust and the Environment Agency.
The wetland site will be constructed, maintained and operated by Norfolk Rivers Trust. The Trust submitted an application for planning permission to the King’s Lynn and West Norfolk Borough Council earlier this summer. Work on the site is anticipated to begin by the end of the year, with a completion date proposed for mid-2018.
Customers are invited to come along and find out more between 6pm and 8pm on 28 September at the Village Hall, 36 Hill Road, Ingoldisthorpe, King’s Lynn, Norfolk PE31 6NZ.