Yorkshire Water vows to plug water leaks

Yorkshire Water has announced a goal to slash water leakage by 40% before 2025. The commitment follows water regulator Ofwat’s call for companies to clamp down on wastage. The supplier plans to recruit 50 new frontline leakage inspectors, invest in new detection technology and use more in-depth data analytics. It says reducing leakage means less […]

Yorkshire Water fined £45k for raw sewage pollution

Yorkshire Water has been fined £45,000 after pleading guilty for polluting a watercourse with raw sewage. The incident took place in April 2014 in Doncaster, which led to the deaths of several hundred fish, according to the Environment Agency. Raw sewage was discharged from the water firm’s pumping station at Sandy Lane, Belle View, into […]

Yorkshire Water embraces sewage sludge market

Yorkshire Water has announced it is to embrace the sludge treatment market to drive efficiency, boost resilience and accelerate innovation within the water sector. The water company currently spends around 10% of its annual operating costs treating sludge but now plans to offer more opportunities for third-party companies to improve how it transports, treats and […]

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 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 […]

ENGIE to help Yorkshire Water cut energy costs

Yorkshire Water has appointed energy supplier ENGIE to help reduce its annual electricity costs, which totalled £53 million last year. The deal will see the the French utility provide the water company with power whilst simultaneously supporting its sustainable energy strategy by reducing consumption. In what the firms say is a landmark move for the industry, ENGIE […]

Yorkshire Water fined £600k for sewage sludge discharge

Yorkshire Water has been hit with a £600,000 fine for polluting a watercourse at Staithes with sewage. It admitted to one charge for the water discharge activity into Dales Beck at Dalehouse, without an environmental permit. The pollution originated from the water firm’s Hinderwell Wastewater Treatment Works in July 2015, with a leak from a […]

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 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 […]

Thumbs up for Yorkshire Water’s £72m AD plant

Leeds City Council has given the green light for the construction of a £72 million sludge treatment and anaerobic digestion (AD) facility. The council has approved Yorkshire Water’s proposals for the bioenergy site, which is expected to help the utility reduce 15% of carbon emissions. The new facility will replace the existing sludge and bio-solid […]

Yorkshire Water fined £350,000 for polluting watercourse

Yorkshire Water has been ordered to pay a £350,000 fine for polluting a watercourse. The firm was sentenced after previously pleading guilty to an environmental permitting offence relating to a pollution incident from a sewer overflow near Sherwood Drive, Harrogate in 2013. At that time, the company reported a blockage in the sewer that caused […]

Yorkshire Water fined £1.1m for illegal sewage discharge

Yorkshire Water has been ordered to pay £1.1 million for illegally discharging sewage that polluted a river near York. The company was sentenced at Leeds Crown Court after previously admitting three environmental offences relating to the operations of its Naburn treatment works in Fulford. The Environment Agency prosecuted the water firm after its officers spotted […]