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 […]

Yorkshire Water in UK Top 100 for apprentices

Yorkshire Water has been named as one of the top employers of apprentices in the UK. It is the first time the water company has been ranked in the national Top 100 Apprenticeship Employer list alongside globally recognised brands such as BT, Jaguar Land Rover and Virgin Media. The names were revealed at the National Apprenticeship […]

Yorkshire Water unveils £318m improvement plans

Yorkshire Water has unveiled a £318 million investment programme to meet challenges posed by climate change, a growing population and ageing infrastructure. The money will be invested in improving water and sewerage services, including drinking water quality and wastewater treatment plants, in the next 12 months. The funding takes its total investment for the 2015-2020 […]

Yorkshire Water fined £600k for sewage pollution

Yorkshire Water has been ordered to pay £600,000 for a pollution incident. One of its sewage pipe burst and killed hundreds of fish in a lake at Walton Colliery Nature Park, according to the Environment Agency (EA). Leeds Crown Court heard there had been four bursts and on each occasion Yorkshire Water “had put the […]