Metropolitan, the independent energy and utility provider, has provided an affordable solution to the wastewater requirements of the Castle Hill development, the first phase of the new town being built in Ebbsfleet, Kent. By designing and building an onsite, above-ground wastewater treatment plant, Metropolitan has resolved cost and technical issues, maintaining the area’s protected groundwater status, as stipulated by the EA, enabling the development to progress, Metropolitan says. The onsite plant will deliver a controlled release of treated wastewater, meeting EA exacting standards to protect the environment. The plant should be fully operational by late 2017.
The treatment plant is one element of the multi-utility solution to be delivered by Metropolitan, with gas, electricity and potable water also being installed - an integrated approach whereby the developer, Land Securities‘ development manager Camland Developments, deals with a single partner from design to installation, thus profiting from significant cost and project management efficiencies, Metropolitan says.www.met-i.co.uk