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New sewage treatment plant completes village pavilion works
6:00pm Friday 6th September 2013 in News
ALDERHOLT Recreation Association’s new sewage treatment plant was unveiled to the community on Tuesday.
The plant, on the village’s recreation ground on Ringwood Road, was officially opened, with the association’s chairman Stuuart Rose cutting the ribbon.
The installation of the sewage treatment plant is part of the refurbishment of the sports pavilion, which will be completed in stages in order to minimise disruption.
A previous phase improved access to the rec, while the recently-completed work installed a submerged aerated filter sewage treatment plant, which is far more cost and energy-efficient than the old cesspit.
Funding for the project, which cost more than £15,000, has come from the district council, volunteer workers and the Veolia Environmental Trust, which awarded a grant of £5,000 through the Landfill Communities Fund.
The project was launched after a community consultation including questionnaires and an open day.
Recreation Association treasurer Ian Cole said: “It is great that the project is now complete and the whole community can benefit from the improved facilities.”
Veolia’s executive director Paul Taylor said: “Facilities such as this one play a vital role in our communities, providing a place where people can meet up and enjoy exercise, and it is one of our priorities to ensure they are as comfortable, accessible and energy-efficient as possible.”
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