Staveley, Cumbria

Staveley, Cumbria

United Utilities recent ‘Your water, your say’ online challenge session was held back in June 2023. Bringing together household customers, businesses, stakeholders, and representatives of regional and national interest groups. The event focused on three key themes: making the North West stronger, greener, and healthier.

The session allowed participants to gain insights into the United Utilities proposed draft plan, addressing sector challenges, and showcasing collaborative efforts with communities and stakeholders to deliver more for customers and the environment.

“For AMP8 (2025-30), Ofwat has approved the acceleration of investment projects which will see us spending a further £200m in the next two years on projects with a value of over £900m about storm overflows”

During the session, key United Utilities’ Executive Team members presented the proposed draft plan, emphasising the company’s commitment to reducing water leakage, interruptions to water supply, pollution incidents, and enhancing water quality.

Project

Staveley, Cumbria

Location

Cumbria

Contractor

GreenBlue Urban

Landscape Architect

United Utilities

United Utilities recent ‘Your water, your say’ online challenge session was held back in June 2023. Bringing together household customers, businesses, stakeholders, and representatives of regional and national interest groups. The event focused on three key themes: making the North West stronger, greener, and healthier.

The session allowed participants to gain insights into the United Utilities proposed draft plan, addressing sector challenges, and showcasing collaborative efforts with communities and stakeholders to deliver more for customers and the environment.

“For AMP8 (2025-30), Ofwat has approved the acceleration of investment projects which will see us spending a further £200m in the next two years on projects with a value of over £900m about storm overflows”

During the session, key United Utilities’ Executive Team members presented the proposed draft plan, emphasising the company’s commitment to reducing water leakage, interruptions to water supply, pollution incidents, and enhancing water quality.

Project

Staveley, Cumbria

Location

Cumbria

Contractor

GreenBlue Urban

Landscape Architect

United Utilities

Project

Staveley, Cumbria

Location

Cumbria

Contractor

GreenBlue Urban

Landscape Architect

United Utilities

Specific initiatives were outlined for Cumbria, including partnerships with environmental groups, investments in wastewater treatment, and restoration projects for bodies of water. Additionally, the company addressed critical issues such as reducing combined sewage overflows (CSOs) and supporting customers facing difficulties paying their water bills.

There followed a detailed Q&A session, with one attendee asking:-

I am from Staveley, South Cumbria. In our experience, the wastewater treatment works overflows so frequently that they’re not storm overflows at all, but surface water and we need some attention given to that. Also, would you come to Staveley and talk to us so that you can see what is going on?

With the removal of grey water from the sewage network in Staveley, further progress was highlighted with works in partnership with Westmorland and Furness Council, with large catchment areas identified and diverted with LLFA funding from DEFRA to support with communities and residents to reuse and conserve water.

However, United Utilities continued to face community backlash over sewage discharge into the River Kent.   Therefore, on 31st January 2024, the executive team met in person with villagers and a local campaign group, The Clean River Kent Campaign.

The drop-in session details how United Utilities aims to resolve the issue by 2030, unveiling a three-step plan involving wastewater treatment capacity expansion, rainwater separation, and a comprehensive storage and treatment project. Despite assurances from Chief Environmental Officer Simon Holding, campaigners demand tangible progress, emphasising the urgent need to address persistent sewer flooding and environmental contamination in the region.

In readiness for the meeting, GreenBlue Urban was delighted to support United Utilities and the community of Staveley with the installation of above-ground SuDSPods in the village hall.  A groundbreaking and cost-effective solution that addresses many challenges associated with stormwater management.

The cornerstone of SuDSPod’s success lies in its patented design, which redefines the concept of drain-down vessels, boasting industry-leading attenuation, surpassing its storage volume by up to five times!

In some scenarios, SuDSPod discharges over 5 X its volume from between 0 and 0.8 ltrs / second.   That is the equivalent of five bathtubs.

 

Specific initiatives were outlined for Cumbria, including partnerships with environmental groups, investments in wastewater treatment, and restoration projects for bodies of water. Additionally, the company addressed critical issues such as reducing combined sewage overflows (CSOs) and supporting customers facing difficulties paying their water bills.

There followed a detailed Q&A session, with one attendee asking:-

I am from Staveley, South Cumbria. In our experience, the wastewater treatment works overflows so frequently that they’re not storm overflows at all, but surface water and we need some attention given to that. Also, would you come to Staveley and talk to us so that you can see what is going on?

With the removal of grey water from the sewage network in Staveley, further progress was highlighted with works in partnership with Westmorland and Furness Council, with large catchment areas identified and diverted with LLFA funding from DEFRA to support with communities and residents to reuse and conserve water.

However, United Utilities continued to face community backlash over sewage discharge into the River Kent.   Therefore, on 31st January 2024, the executive team met in person with villagers and a local campaign group, The Clean River Kent Campaign.

The drop-in session details how United Utilities aims to resolve the issue by 2030, unveiling a three-step plan involving wastewater treatment capacity expansion, rainwater separation, and a comprehensive storage and treatment project. Despite assurances from Chief Environmental Officer Simon Holding, campaigners demand tangible progress, emphasising the urgent need to address persistent sewer flooding and environmental contamination in the region.

In readiness for the meeting, GreenBlue Urban was delighted to support United Utilities and the community of Staveley with the installation of above-ground SuDSPods in the village hall.  A groundbreaking and cost-effective solution that addresses many challenges associated with stormwater management.

The cornerstone of SuDSPod’s success lies in its patented design, which redefines the concept of drain-down vessels, boasting industry-leading attenuation, surpassing its storage volume by up to five times!

In some scenarios, SuDSPod discharges over 5 X its volume from between 0 and 0.8 ltrs / second.   That is the equivalent of five bathtubs.

 

As GreenBlue Urban continue to collaborate with United Utilities we are delighted that they are making a substantial investment in infrastructure, job creation, and efforts to protect and enhance the environment across the Northwest.

Overall, United Utilities is striving for a resilient and sustainable water supply while addressing challenges posed by population growth, climate change, and environmental considerations.

As GreenBlue Urban continue to collaborate with United Utilities we are delighted that they are making a substantial investment in infrastructure, job creation, and efforts to protect and enhance the environment across the Northwest.

Overall, United Utilities is striving for a resilient and sustainable water supply while addressing challenges posed by population growth, climate change, and environmental considerations.

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