Birmingham, United Kingdom – Birmingham Water has completed the construction of a new treatment facility in the city’s west.
The Birmingham Water Treatment Plant (BWTP) is a 1,200 megawatt treatment plant designed to provide drinking water and wastewater treatment to the city of over 1 million people.
The project has been in the works for nearly a year and is now in the final stages of construction.
Birmingham Water said the project is “just the start” and is expected to cost around £7 billion, which would provide a new industry and employment opportunity for the area.
“We are looking forward to providing Birmingham Water with a world-class treatment facility and to bring a new generation of skilled workers to the region,” Birmingham Water said in a statement.
Birmingham has been working towards a new plant in the area for years, which was initially expected to be completed in the summer of 2020.
However, it is now likely to be finished by the end of 2021, as the city moves to make further investment in its water and sewer infrastructure.
Birkenhead, a city of about 7,000 people, has been struggling with the effects of the climate change that is also hitting the water supply in the region.
In November, a report by the National Institute for Water and Environment found that the region was facing a water crisis with the average temperature of Birmingham City Centre dropping by 4C to a level which the water body has not experienced since the 1970s.
A report by Birmingham City Council, which is responsible for water and waste management, said that the city faced an estimated loss of at least £3bn to £5bn per year if temperatures fell to those of 2020, a figure which would be worse than that predicted by the NIPE report.
The report said Birmingham would face an economic and social cost of up to £1bn by 2040 if temperatures rose above 20C, which means the area could face a water shortage of at most a third of the area’s current capacity.
The city has had to build a massive new network of roads, sewers and pipes, and is working on a water-related project to create a more sustainable city.
The plant has a capacity of 1,500 million litres per day, with Birmingham Water’s plans for the plant also include building a new water-treatment plant on a site in the Birmingham area.
Birkbeck, which currently has a water storage capacity of around 2 million litres, is also set to get its first fresh water supply when it gets its first batch of fresh water from a new river in 2021.