The project will provide long-term security and quality of water supplies to Wrexham and the surrounding area.

The £16 million upgrade is the largest single project being delivered under Dee Valley Water’s five-year AMP5 Capital Investment Programme, which is mainly targeted at the renewal of assets that are approaching the end of their useful lives.

Black & Veatch will work on the upgrade project to replace the ageing water treatment assets at Llwyn Onn water treatment works.

The facility will remain in operation during the works, with the new structures being designed and built off-line.

The contract will be carried out in two phases. The six-month design period began in April 2011, and will be followed by an 18-month construction period.

All works are planned to be complete by April 2013.

Black & Veatch bid manager, Mat Fairfax, said: “A prominent consideration in our design will be to minimise operational cost and energy consumption which is of critical importance.

“Additionally, we are committed to minimise the works’ environmental impact through waste-efficient design and construction execution that fulfills carbon reduction and waste-to-landfill objectives.”

Alison Brown

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