Newts live to swim another day

1st September 2008

A colony of Great Crested Newts in the Warwickshire Countryside has been saved by the installation of a new sewage treatment plant.

The septic tank at the Warwickshire Wildlife Trusts headquarters on the banks of the river Avon was nearing the end of its life and the site was at risk of pollution from untreated sewage entering the river.

We needed approval from the Environment Agency as the newts are a protected species and we didn't want to disturb them in their habitat.
The new sewage treatment plant will treat the waste to a higher standard minimising the risk of future problems.

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