Eastleigh Borough Council is encouraging local people to have their say on plans by Southern Water to provide new sustainable water sources to protect Hampshire’s iconic chalk streams and maintain your water supplies.
They are consulting on their Hampshire Water Transfer and Water Recycling Project which will ensure less water is taken from the sensitive chalk streams of the River Test and River Itchen during a drought, while keeping taps running and toilets flushing.
Their plans are centred around the wider Havant Thicket Reservoir project.
A six-week consultation, starts on 5 July and ends on 16 August, and outlines their proposal to build a:
- new water recycling plant south of Havant and use an innovative technology called water recycling to turn treated wastewater into recycled water.
- new pipeline to transfer water to their Otterbourne Water Supply Works, where it will be treated further to become drinking water.
For more information visit their website, that includes details of a number of public events, to have your say from 5 July visit