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Yorkshire Water Starts Work on Flood Scheme in York

Yorkshire Water - Pasture Terrace

8:40am 11th February 2013

Yorkshire Water say customers in Union Terrace are set to benefit from a £750,000 project to improve the sewer system and significantly reduce the risk of sewer flooding to some local homes.



Work will start today to install a large underground waste water storage tank underneath the current hospital staff car park next to Union Terrace, say Yorkshire Water.



They add that the tank is approximately the size of two terrace houses and will be able to store around 1650 cubic meters of waste water during heavy rainfall.



When in use, say Yorkshire Water the excess water will be held in the tank and released back into the sewer network when it’s safe to do so.



The work, which is expected to be complete by August, is part of Yorkshire Water’s ongoing investment programme to upgrade our sewer network and treatment facilities across the region, they say.

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