Work gets underway on Welsh Water’s multi million pound investment at Glascoed

Dŵr Cymru Welsh Water is set to start work on an £8 million investment scheme which will ensure customers in the St Asaph and surrounding areas continue to receive a top quality drinking water supply.

Work to upgrade the existing water treatment works in Glascoed is set to start after the not for profit utility company successfully secured planning permission for the work.

Once complete the upgraded treatment works will ensure that around 60,000 customers – in areas which include Glascoed Rhyl, Prestatyn and Dyserth – continue to receive a top quality water supply direct to their taps. The scheme, which represents a significant investment by Welsh Water is expected to be completed by December 2018.

To mark the start of the work, Member of Parliament for Vale of Clwyd, Dr James Davies was invited to cut the turf on the site where the work will be taking place.

Speaking after cutting the turf, Dr James Davies said: “I was delighted to have been asked to cut the turf for the start of the work that will be taking place at Glascoed Water Treatment Works. This investment will ensure that residents in the area will continue to receive a top quality drinking water for many years to come.”

Welsh Water Capital Delivery Programme manager Simon Cowan said: “Our £8 million investment is essential to ensure we continue to provide customers in the area with a first class drinking water supply. We are delighted that Dr James Davies MP was able to join us at the start of the work and we look forward to inviting him during the course of the work and when it is complete

We do of course appreciate that work such as this can cause some disruption but we will ensure that this is kept to an absolute minimum. We would like to thank local people for bearing with us while the work is taking place.”

Welsh Water is investing heavily and working hard to ensure top quality services to all the communities it serves. The company is investing £1.7 billion in its water and sewerage network between 2015 and 2020.

It is a ‘not for profit company’ which had been owned by Glas Cymru since 2001. Welsh Water does not have shareholders, and any financial surpluses are reinvested in the business for the benefit of customers.