WELSH Water’s flagship investment which will deliver an environmental boost to South Pembrokeshire is about to enter its final phase of construction this summer.

The £8.5m project will help protect the environment, reduce flooding and improve river water quality in the area for decades to come.

The work involves the construction of a brand new treatment works at Hook, using the latest technology to treat the wastewater, improving local bathing water quality.

The project also involves the decommissioning of the wastewater treatment works in Johnston; replacing it with a new pumping station and underground pipeline to Hook.

Anthony McKenna, Welsh Water’s capital delivery project manager, said: “Despite battling with Storm Emma and the challenges that brought to both our clean and wastewater networks in Pembrokeshire, our work in Hook and Johnston remains on track with almost 75 per cent of the construction complete.

“The final phase of the project is due to begin this summer where we will start the work to bring the new treatment works and pipeline into operation.

“In order to complete this section of work we will need to bring a number of large vehicles into the area.

“To prepare local residents for this we have planned an information session for July 4 at Freystrop Village Hall. My team and I will be there from 2pm till 7pm to provide an update on the work so far and answer any questions you may have on this next phase of work.”

Welsh Water is supporting a number of events this summer including the Pembrokeshire County Show and Ironman Wales.

Mr McKenna added: “We’re also keen to give back to communities such as Hook, Johnston and Freystrop who have supported us during our essential investment schemes. We’d like to encourage community groups to apply for the Welsh Water Community Fund and more information can be found on the website dwrcymru.com”