Visit to Severn Trent water testing and research laboratories

Following significant refurbishment work and investment by Severn Trent of its water testing and research laboratories at Bridgend Science Park, Bridgend AM and First Minister Carwyn Jones was invited to visit their facility. During his visit, he was given a short tour of the facility and had the opportunity to meet some of the skilled scientists working there. There are about 40 people who work at the Bridgend site.

The Bridgend laboratories are the company’s main chemical testing site. Specialist chemists deal with 800 samples of water every day from the Severn Trent region.

As part of his visit, he was asked to cut the ribbon on a new plaque as part of the re-opening ceremony. In 2001, the former First Minister Rhodri Morgan had officially opened the building. Mr Jones was also asked to present the turbine award following recognition of Severn Trent for its commitment to green energy.

Mr Jones said “It was fantastic to see the specialist work that is being carried out here in Bridgend to make sure that the water we drink is safe. I commend Severn Trent on their commitment to green energy and for creating a modern, environmentally sustainable place to work.”