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Project progress update at Barsham Water Treatment Works


Work is progressing well at Barsham Water Treatment Works, in Suffolk, where our client Essex and Suffolk Water is investing more than £49m in upgrades to the site.

Due to complete in 2025, the project will provide improvements to the resilience and quality of drinking water for around 75,000 customers.

Farrans is on site for the design, supply and install of a new Bores Treatment Stream, where Northumbrian Water operates as Essex & Suffolk Water, including an interstage pumping station, a contact tank for the existing river works flow, a storage reservoir and a high lift pumping station for the combined flows. The project aims to provide a process plant capable of treating the full licence of the main abstraction bores and the emergency chalk bore.

The huge structure, shown in our images, is being built on land next to an existing treatment works and it will become the new underground reservoir, capable of holding 20 million litres of treated water, ready for supply to customers across a wide geographic area, including the towns of Beccles, Bungay, Lowestoft and Southwold.