Yorkshire Water to invest £300m this financial year

Yorkshire Water is to invest more than £300 million this financial year to improve water and wastewater infrastructure. Projects include a £20 million project at Langsett water treatment works and […]

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By Priyanka Shrestha

Yorkshire Water is to invest more than £300 million this financial year to improve water and wastewater infrastructure.

Projects include a £20 million project at Langsett water treatment works and a £24 million scheme at Rivelin water treatment works, which is expected to be completed in Autumn 2018.

In Barnsley, £20 million has been allocated for Lundwood sewage treatment works to improve the final effluent quality and ammonia odour levels in the River Dearne.

John Bond, Communications Advisor at Yorkshire Water said: “Since 2015, we have spent over £100m in South Yorkshire, not only upgrading water treatment works, sewers and pumping stations but also odour management, conserving moorland, reducing flood risk and improving rivers.

“This will help us meet our customer commitments to ensure that we continue to be regarded as having some of the best drinking water in the country and boasting some of the finest landscapes.”

The company claims its average annual bill of £373 is the second lowest combined water and sewerage bill in England and Wales.