Civil engineering firm delivers second phase of major water treatment plant20th Feb 2020

A civil engineering firm has completed the second phase of a major water treatment project.

Jones Bros Civil Engineering UK has installed a waste water treatment works after the Ruthin-based company finalised the delivery of a new 840 metre pipeline in Gwynedd on behalf of Welsh Water.

The two-pronged project is the first time Jones Bros has been directly appointed by Welsh Water.

The new pipeline and waste water treatment works will serve Seion, Gwynedd, to meet the demands of population increase in the village.

An updated septic tank was also installed to increase efficiencies.

Phase one of the work ran from June until August with new outlets and inlets installed for the treatment plant as well as 15 manholes and a new headwall.

Phase two included the siting of an aerated reed bed, which was the main feature of the waste water treatment works.

This treatment works uses no chemicals, but instead relies on the treatment from the reed bed. This is one of the first of its kind for Welsh Water in North Wales.

Gemma Roebuck, Jones Bros site agent, said: “The project has been completed on time and handed over to the client.

“On the whole, it has gone really well, and the team worked well to overcome any issues and challenges that were present.

“Some landscaping and reinstatement work is now taking place.”

During phase one, no material was taken from site, which reduced vehicle journeys. The material was re-used or used during the delivery stage of phase two.

The site was excavated to site the installation of the new treatment works which included a new septic tank, an inlet and final testing chambers, washwater booster, and inlet screen.

Jones Bros also carried out full electrical installation with up to 10 in-house staff as well as subcontractors on site.

Established in the 1950s, Jones Bros’ leadership team consists of members of the second and third generations of the founding family. It employs more than 400 people.

The company is currently working on contracts in various sectors including renewable energy, highways, flood and marine defence, and waste management around the UK.

The company runs an award-winning apprenticeship scheme, which has produced more than 40 per cent of its current workforce, with many of its senior managers having started out as apprentices or in a trainee role.  It has recruited more than 100 apprentices during the past three years.