In the Wessex Water area, we have four management catchments aligned with the river catchments, where we are working closely with strategic partners to identify and deliver solutions for the long-term management of drainage and wastewater.
The Dorset management catchment
The Dorset management catchment includes the rivers Stour, Piddle, Frome and the West Dorset streams with key urban areas including Poole and Bournemouth and the county town of Dorchester. Areas of the catchment are protected for wildlife and habitats of national and international importance as well amenity with 39 designated bathing water beaches.
How we are working with partners
We are working with a range of stakeholders through the Dorset Catchment Partnership and working groups to identify priority areas and solutions that will deliver multiple benefits for society, the economy and the environment. Our stakeholders include regulators, such as the Environment Agency and Natural England, councils, developers, non-government organisations (wildlife trusts, rivers trusts), as well as customers.
This Drainage and Wastewater Strategy covers the area served by Dorchester Water Recycling Centre (WRC), also known as Sewage Treatment Works, including Charminster, Frampton, Martinstown, Crossways and Owermoigne.
This Drainage and Wastewater Strategy covers the area served by Gillingham Water Recycling Centre (WRC), also known as Sewage Treatment Works. This area is a part of the Dorset Management Catchment and Wessex Water’s Drainage and Wastewater Management Plan.