Yorkshire Water invests £4m in wastewater treatment works

Yorkshire Water is investing £4 million to upgrade its wastewater treatment facility in Tankersley. Located off Lidget Lane in Pilley and built in 1950, it treats waste from around 2,000 […]

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By Priyanka Shrestha

Yorkshire Water is investing £4 million to upgrade its wastewater treatment facility in Tankersley.

Located off Lidget Lane in Pilley and built in 1950, it treats waste from around 2,000 customers and businesses in the area.

Contractor AECOM Galliford Try is installing new technology at the site to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of the treatment process and reduce the amount of ammonia in the treated wastewater that is discharged back into the Birdwell Dike.

Louise Hastings, Project Manager at Yorkshire Water said: “Our investment here will improve water quality in the local watercourses and enhance biodiversity too.”

The work is expected to be completed by the end of this year.

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