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Water great day out for Lyme Regis people
11:00am Wednesday 19th September 2012 in Lyme Regis
HUNDREDS took the time to check out how waste water from the town is taken away for treatment.
The open day, which included the opportunity to look at the Roadford Dam, and Pynes Water Treatment Works in Exeter, was part of the national Heritage Open Days programme last week.
A total of 242 people looked behind the scenes at the region’s largest reservoir at Roadford Dam and learned about the history of Exeter’s drinking water supply.
Monica Read, South West Water’s customer relations director, said: “We were delighted to once again open the doors to our operational sites and give our customers an opportunity to see for themselves the investments we have made in clean and waste water processes.
“We have received very positive feedback from customers who were keen to find out more about the complex operations we carry out every day in order to deliver high standards of service, from secure drinking water supply through to safe disposal of treated waste water.”
Visitor Richard Doney from Lyme Regis enjoyed a guided tour of Gun Cliff Sewage Pumping Station.
He said: “It’s a great opportunity we’ve been waiting for – and now we know.”
South West Water offers tours of its operational sites every year as part of the Heritage open days programme in September.
Last year the company organised tours of Brokenbury Waste Water Treatment Works in Torbay and Mary Tavy Hydro-Electric Power Station in West Devon.