The 100th anniversary of Aldershot’s water treatment hub was is at the centre of a landmark celebration this week. 

The Mayor of Rushmoor, Councillor Sue Carter, marked the occasion by burying a time capsule at South East Water’s site in Osprey Gardens. 

The capsule was filled with memorabilia from over the last century and will be dug up in 100 years’ time by the next generation of employees.

Steve Benton, Head of Operations West, said: “It is easy to forget just how vital our Boxalls Lane site is for the local community. 

The fact that this building has been operational for 100 years is a testament to the hard work that has gone into ensuring Aldershot has a secure supply of water.

“Innovation constantly transforms the water industry. We are very proud to be able to serve the local community and I am sure that future generations will appreciate the work that has gone in over the last century.”

Cllr Carter added: “I was delighted to be invited to the Boxalls Lane Depot to join the 100th anniversary celebrations. 

"We often take tap water for granted but it is important to remember that water is a life resource which we all need. 

“I’m grateful to South East Water for supplying top-quality drinking water throughout Rushmoor.”

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