HC Deb 06 June 1996 vol 278 cc505-6W
Mr. Morley

To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment what steps he is taking to ensure that the secondary biological treatment plant at Pennington is equipped with ultra-violet disinfection equipment by Southern Water Services. [31168]

Mr. Clappison

UV disinfection equipment is not required for secondary treatment. Secondary biological treatment when installed at Pennington will significantly improve the microbiological quality of the receiving water. Water quality in the area will be re-assessed once the new scheme comes into effect.