Water & Waste roundup

The world’s first inland surf lagoon, situated in Dolgarrog, has been officially opened.

The £4.15M  development has created more than 100 jobs is expected to attract around 75,000 people every year.
 The surf facility has been constructed on the site of a derelict aluminium works once owned by global giant Alcoa and includes a separate fun activity pool, café bar, retail space and coffee shops, an indoor soft-play facility and camping pod accommodation. 
The surf park itself will use unique wave-generating engineering and technology to produce powerful and consistent waves of varying heights up to two metres, in a 300 metre long lagoon.

United Utilities has advised customers in certain areas to boil their water before consuming it after routine tests at Franklaw water treatment works in Preston detected small traces of microscopic bug cryptosporidium in the water. The firm contacted households in Blackpool, Chorley, Fylde, Preston, South Ribble and Wyre with the advice, which it said was a precuation but should be followed until further notice.

Up to 300,000 people in Lancashire who have been boiling their drinking water for three weeks because the cryptosporidium bug was in the system have been told their have been told supplies are finally back to normal. The bug was found at a treatment works near Preston on 6 August. United Utilities has installed ultraviolet light plant to kill the bug.