Mythe Water Treatment Works

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The Mythe Waterworks viewed from the Beaufort Bridge, carrying the A38 over the Old Avon.

The Mythe Water Treatment Works in Tewkesbury, Gloucestershire, England is a facility which treats water drawn from the River Severn.

On 1 March 2002, Severn Trent Water worked with local councillors to create an emergency plan, which was supposed to ensure that in a state of emergency their services would not be affected. [1]

It came to national attention in July 2007 when it became inundated with water from the River Severn during the Summer 2007 United Kingdom floods. The water coming into the plant was contaminated, and this led to the loss of tap water for approximately 150,000 people in Cheltenham, Gloucester and Tewkesbury.[2]


  1. ^ "Visitors to The Mythe Water Treatment Works Tewkesbury". Tewkesbury Council. Retrieved 2007-07-24. 
  2. ^ "Battle to restore water begins". This is Gloucestershire. Retrieved 2007-07-24. 

Coordinates: 52°0′0″N 2°9′45″W / 52.00000°N 2.16250°W / 52.00000; -2.16250

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