5:30pm - 7:30pm


Abbey Pumping Station, Corporation Road, Leicester, Leicestershire LE4 5PX United Kingdom



The CIWEM East Midlands Branch is holding an event at Abbey Pumping Station in Leicester. Opened in 1891, the Abbey Pumping Station pumped Leicester's sewage to the treatment works at Beaumont Leys and the grand Victorian building and beautifully decorated beam engines were a cause of great civic pride. The building closed as a pumping station in 1964.

The project focuses on achieving two aims:

Aim 1. To create a greater understanding and appreciation of historic wastewater treatment processes.

Aim 2. To facilitate opportunities for water and engineering professionals to be able to visit sites, gaining valuable experience and understanding.

Members, non-members and students are welcome at this event. If you’re not yet a member, come along and find out what CIWEM is all about.

Please note that PPE is not necessary as this is no longer an operational site, however suitable waterproof shoes should be worn.

Booking Information

Please note there is limited capacity at this event, which will be allocated on a first-come, first-serve basis. It is essential to pre-register, so please go to CIWEM events and book via our booking system, 'My CIWEM'. Non-members can book via CIWEM by creating an account on the booking page.

If you should encounter any problems booking your place or are unable to access the online booking system, please contact Barbara Woods at barbara.woods@ciwem.org.

For more information, please contact the event organiser, Andrew Warren at andrew.warren@severntrent.co.uk or phone 07989 418081.

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