Town council visits 'water recycling' centre

Ron Pratt and other councillors visited Burnham Water Recycling Centre

Ron Pratt and other councillors visited Burnham Water Recycling Centre

First published in Local News

Councillors visiting Burnham Water Recycling Centre queried whether proposed new homes would overload the sewage works.

Visiting the Wick Road site on May 29, Councillors Neil, Matthew and Louise Pudney, Una Norman and Ron Pratt raised questions about why 18 tankers travel up Station Road, between Burnham and Tilbury, each week.

According to owners Anglian Water, transporting the waste to Tilbury makes the treatment process the most efficient possible.

Mayor Ron Pratt said: “It was a brilliant trip, they showed us the entire place, it allayed a lot of my fears about there being sufficient capacity for sewage if we get the new homes.

“The new homes will mean an increase of three tankers a week.”

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2:01pm Fri 18 Jul 14

Jack222 says...

Then increase the sewage works!

Actually do what Australia does- separate rain water from sewage lines...
Then increase the sewage works! Actually do what Australia does- separate rain water from sewage lines... Jack222
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2:08pm Fri 18 Jul 14

El Presendente says...

“The new homes will mean an increase of three tankers a week.”

Great attitude Mr. Pratt...In a time when we're told we need to recycle more and more to do our bit for the environment/planet your obviously sending out a message you don't basically give a sh*t.

18 tankers per week is 18 tankers too many, 3 more doesn't detract from that fact or make the situation somehow better or the so-called carboin-fooprint less. A few of these tankers have/do rumble up the High St in the early hours of the morning I presume to go unnoticed thus avoiding drawing attention the real problem...The sewage works, sorry water recycling centre is woefully inadequate for Burnham's current needs without adding more to the mix.

Does it/has it occurred to anyone at Burnham Town Council or indeed Maldon planning department to first sort out the infrastructure roads/rail/sewage then 'if' there is deemed to be a genuine demand for more homes, rather than greedy developers seeing pound signs because of Burnham coastal location... don't build them in an area that is visibly below the seawall (flood risk).

As I've said before...'If' Burnham was meant to have been any bigger, it would to happened before now, when the world inc. Burnham was a far more prosperous place.
“The new homes will mean an increase of three tankers a week.” Great attitude Mr. Pratt...In a time when we're told we need to recycle more and more to do our bit for the environment/planet your obviously sending out a message you don't basically give a sh*t. 18 tankers per week is 18 tankers too many, 3 more doesn't detract from that fact or make the situation somehow better or the so-called carboin-fooprint less. A few of these tankers have/do rumble up the High St in the early hours of the morning I presume to go unnoticed thus avoiding drawing attention the real problem...The sewage works, sorry water recycling centre is woefully inadequate for Burnham's current needs without adding more to the mix. Does it/has it occurred to anyone at Burnham Town Council or indeed Maldon planning department to first sort out the infrastructure roads/rail/sewage then 'if' there is deemed to be a genuine demand for more homes, rather than greedy developers seeing pound signs because of Burnham coastal location... don't build them in an area that is visibly below the seawall (flood risk). As I've said before...'If' Burnham was meant to have been any bigger, it would to happened before now, when the world inc. Burnham was a far more prosperous place. El Presendente
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