Severn Trent to spend £120m tackling wastewater phosphorus

Severn Trent Water is investing £120m in phosphorus removal technology at 100 of its sewage treatment works

CoMag will remove phosphorus from Severn Trent's wastewater. Photograph: 123RFSevern Trent Water says it will spend around £120m in phosphorus removal technology at 100 sewage treatment works, up to 2020.

The company has been trialling a number of new technologies at its Packington site in Leicestershire to help it meet tighter Water Framework Directive targets for phosphorus of 0.22 mg/l for treated effluent being returned to the environment.

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