Sewage treatment plants

The council maintains these sewage treatment plants and surface water pumping stations:

  • Aley, Quantock Lane
  • Burtle, Edington
  • Crickham
  • East Quay (Castlefields) Stormwater Pumping Station

Pumping stations

Pumping stations and pumping mains maintained by the council:

  • Cossington Tip
  • Chilton Trinity Tip
  • Huntworth, Somerset Bridge
  • Street Recycling Centre

Reporting problems with  Council owned installations

Please tell us about any problems you notice with council owned sewage treatment plants or pumping stations, confirming the name of the site – site names are shown in the lists on this page.

Problems may include:

  • the light on top of the kiosk if flashing – this shows a fault with the station
  • sewage is leaking out of one of the chambers on the site.

What not to dispose of down your sink or toilet

It is very important not to throw or dispose of certain items and liquids down your sink or toilet, even if it says that the item is disposable. They  can cause damage and problems to the sewage treatment process, stopping the sewage works from working correctly and may result in the station being closed down for repair.

The following is list of items and types of liquids that are known to be a problem:

  • bandages, plasters and dental floss
  • chemicals  – including white spirit, paint cleaners and thinners
  • condoms, tampons and tampon applicators
  • cotton buds
  • disposable nappies
  • medicines
  • rags
  • razors and blades
  • sanitary towels and incontinence pads
  • syringes and needles
  • vegetable oil, fats and vehicle oil

Last reviewed: March 31, 2023 by James

Next review due: October 1, 2023

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