News: Environment Agency contract
Clacton Source: ADA Gazette
Date: Spring 2010
ADC has been set to resolve the task of resolving a 20 Yr problem at Clacton-On-Sea, identifing all the sea bound drainage, ensuring Clacton can continue to fly the Blue Flag.
Environment Agency Contract: Clacton
ADC to resolve a 20yr problem
ADC is the current Frame work Contractor from the Anglian region and the company has been asked to undertake works at Clacton-On-Sea to try to resolve a 20yr problem where the seawater has consistently shown higher levels of faecal coliforms bacteria compared to the European desirable standard for bathing quality.
Appointed consultants on DEFRA project
The experienced team at ADC are appointed as consultants on the DEFRA funded project, working with the Environment Agency, Anglian Water and Tendering District Council. They will be investigating all the possible reasons for these continuing levels of bacteria present in the bathing water.
Identifying all drainage that could be going into the sea
Michael Reeve, General Operations Director for ADC, said that the task was to identify all drainage that could possibly be discharging into the sea. A new sewage scheme was laid in 1999 and all raw sewage sent to the AWA treatment plant. At that time all the original outfalls should have routinely been sealed he added:
“We have identified several possibilities and hope that by the time we have completed the survey, we will be able to ensure that Clacton can continue to fly the Blue Flag for the bathing water quality off its beaches.”