United Utilities waste treatment plant on banks of the Mersey could create 350 jobs

United Utilities has been given the go ahead to extend its waste treatment plant on the banks of the River Mersey in Liverpool by the city council.

The firm’s existing works at Sandon Dock will be extended into the neighbouring Wellington Dock and will increase treatement capacity to 11,000 litres a second.

Work is due to start next month and could create up to 350 construction jobs.

Mark Walker, United Utilities’ principal project manager, said: “The expansion of Liverpool as a city down the years meant the current works were beginning to reach the end of their useful life. The new works will ensure we can continue to provide one of the city’s most essential services for many years to come.”