Reducing the risk of sewer flooding in York
1:13pm 3rd January 2012
Resident of Bishopthorpe, near York, are set to benefit from a £2.8 million scheme to reduce the risk of sewer flooding to local properties and roads.
On Tuesday, January 3th 2012, Yorkshire Water's contract partners Mott MacDonald Bentley will begin work to install a new sewer around the village. Once completed, the pipeline will take flows from local homes and business to Naburn Waste Water Treatment Works.
The pipeline will start at Appleton Road following the line of the York to Selby Cycle Path towards Acaster Bridge, then northwards through fields to the east of Acaster Lane.
Dominic Cunney, Yorkshire Water project manager, said:
"This essential sewer improvement work will significantly reduce the risk of sewer flooding in Bishopthorpe. The new pipe will be much more robust and will mean we no longer need to use the existing damaged sewer."
"We would like to thank the residents of Bishopthorpe for their continued patience whilst we have dealt with recent bursts and temporary repairs. We plan to complete the construction of the new sewer by the spring."
Residents are being invited to attend a public drop-in event on Thursday, January 5th, at Bishopthorpe Village Hall on Main Street, Bishopthorpe where Yorkshire Water and Mott MacDonald Bentley staff will be able to answer any questions they may have about the proposed improvements.
Please note that neither Yorkshire Water nor its contractors will require access to local homes whilst the construction work is carried out.
Residents should always ensure they ask for identification before letting anyone into their property. If residents are ever in doubt, they should contact Yorkshire Water on 0845 1 24 24 24.
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