Discover the work behind high-quality bathing waters
AboutCome and see the work that goes into maintaining some of North Devon's high-quality bathing waters with a tour of Croyde Wastewater Treatment Works.
The population of the village of Croyde grows to up to five times its normal numbers in the summer months from just over 1,000 to 5,500 as tourists flock to enjoy the beach at Croyde Bay. The treatment of the village's sewage behind the scenes is instrumental in the high-quality bathing waters that are so popular with these tourists and the surfing community.
Croyde Wastewater Treatment Works was first built in 1994 and upgraded in 2003 to meet the Urban Waste Water Directive. Hidden away on the boundary of National Trust land, in what looks like a small farm dwelling, it won an architectural award for its design.
Join us on one of our guided tours to explore the grounds, ask questions and witness the technology South West Water use to create renewable energy.
The tour will provide an opportunity for the public to see how the wastewater is fully biologically treated before going out to sea along the outfall at Baggy Point, and how the site has developed to bring cleaner seas at Croyde Bay. They will also get to view our small nature area built alongside the works to accommodate the migration route of the small resident toad colony.
Members of the public are invited to attend guided tours on Thursday 19 and Friday 20 September, running every hour from 9am-3pm and each lasting approximately 45 minutes.
Please book using the Eventbrite form. For further information, please contact Steve Lowrie on email@example.com or call 01392 443421.
Tickets are FREE but must be booked in advance