The Schola Green Wastewater Pumping Station (WwPS) site, is part of the Morecambe Catchment Strategy project, which aims to reduce the number of spills from Schola Green WwPS into Morecambe Bay to meet new consent standards.
The upgrade work is required to comply with tighter regulation standards set by the Environment Agency, which will be imposed from 2019. In order to comply with these standards, C2V+, a joint venture between CH2M-Jacobs and VolkerStevin, will build two large storm water storage tanks and new pumps at the WwPS.
The WwTW is situated near the village of Middleton and part of the works is to upgrade the treatment works at Middleton (a separate site) and lay a 7km sewer pipe between Middleton and the Schola Green WwPS.
The new sewer pipe will run from the Schola Green WwPS, underneath the railway line, around Morecambe FC ground, along Westcliffe Drive, across the Heysham Bypass and Middleton Road before entering Morecambe Treatment Works.
For safety reasons, you must be wearing long sleeves, long trousers and closed toe footwear with a grip; such as walking boots, walking shoes, or wellington boots. Trainers will not be permitted. Unfortunately, if you do not follow this guidance, you will not be permitted on site.
Please note the site tour is only available to those who have booked a place. Extra family members are not permitted on the day, please book them a space beforehand. Mobile phones and cameras are not to be used whilst on site.
When you arrive at the site you will see some very tall walls under construction. These walls are part of the new Nereda Tanks- the new way of treating the flow in a smaller area. You might see the two large crawler cranes. These are for helping lift and move materials for the project. One is helping in the Nereda Tanks and one is based at the Inlet Works. The Inlet Works is where the new transfer main will enter the Middleton site.
Will need PPE if a working day. Must be able to listen and follow instructions or be closely supervised by an additional adult.
The next Open Doors will take place in 2019.