Work has finished on a £9m refurbishment at a Winchester waterworks.

The Morestead Road Wastewater Treatment Works has been upgraded by Southern Water after the firm worked to improve the quality of the treated wastewater returned to the environment.

The project, which began in June 2012, was carried out by Southern Water’s supplier 4Delivery. The company will remain on site for at least another month while it carries out some extra improvements.

Project manager, Jon Kenrick, said: “Morestead Road serves a population of more than 36,000 people in the area and this significant investment will help ensure we continue to cater for them while also meeting increasingly tough environmental standards.”