Vale of Glamorgan residents get chance to tour their treatment works.

Ever wanted to see where your wastewater ends up?

On Friday 3rd November, Welsh Water will be opening its treatment works in Vale of Glamorgan to local residents. The event aims to show people the crucial role the works plays in protecting public health and keeping the local environment clean and safe.

Members of the public can visit Cog Moors Treatment Works in Cardiff Road, Dinas Powys, CF64 4TR between 10am and 2pm to see what the not-for-profit company does to keep things flowing freely. Guided tours of the works can be pre-booked by emailing Welsh Water on

Steve Wilson, Managing Director of Wastewater Services for Welsh Water, said: “Have you ever wondered where things go when you flush the toilet or pull the plug from the kitchen sink?

We’re opening a number of our Wastewater Treatment Works for the day to show our customers what we do to clean their waste water and make sure is safe to return to our rivers and seas.”

Welsh Water is also taking this opportunity to ask its three million customers to help prevent sewer flooding to their homes and local communities by changing their behaviour when it comes to what they flush down their toilets and rinse down their sinks.

Blocked sewers are a major problem which costs Welsh Water over £7 million pounds a year to clear. They cause huge human misery, and every year flood hundreds of homes and businesses and can pollute our beautiful rivers, beaches and the wider environment.

Welsh Water deals with over 2,000 sewer blockages every month and the majority of these blockages are caused by everyday items put down the toilet such as wet wipes, sanitary towels and cotton buds, as well as fat, oil and grease that people put down their drains.

Find out more about our Let’s Stop the Block campaign at

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