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£7.6 Million for Yorkshire Water.

£7.6 Million for Yorkshire Water.

Published by the Yorkshire Coast Radio News Team at 2:29pm 13th August 2010.

Yorkshire Water has lifted the lid on a £7.6million investment it's
    making to improve its sewage treatment facilities in Scarborough.

    The company is planning on spending the money to upgrade its
    Scarborough treatment works and the nearby Scalby Mills pumping station
    as part of a larger multi-agency project to improve the quality of
    beaches and bathing water along Yorkshire's coast.

    A spokesperson commented: "We're obviously delighted to announce this
    investment which hopefully demonstrates just how serious we are about
    ensuring that Scarborough boasts a first-class sewage treatment works
    and pumping station.

    "It's too early to say exactly what the work will look like as the
    scoping project has only just begun, but if this runs as expected, it
    is anticipated that work will begin on-site in the early part of next
    year.

    "As with any project of this magnitude, we'll be engaging with key
    stakeholders throughout the process to ensure they're kept fully up-to
    speed on the latest developments and also to enable us to take on board
    any concerns they might have in order to address these as appropriate."

    Over the next five years Yorkshire Water is spending £3.5 billion to
    improve the region's water and sewage network, as well as the region's
    beaches, bathing waters and rivers - that's £2 million everyday that
    the company will pumping into the Yorkshire economy.

    "As a major local employer in Yorkshire, this investment will have a
    hugely positive effect on the region's economic growth, with the
    benefits of this expected to be felt in the pockets of people right
    across Yorkshire.  What's more, most of the knock-on spending from our
    suppliers and colleagues is expected to be retained within the region,
    which is great news for the local economy at a time when it's most
    needed," added spokesperson Matt Thompson.

    Some of the investment Yorkshire Water has planned for the region over
    the course of the next five years includes:

    - £110 million to help improve bathing water quality along Yorkshire's
    East coast - boosting tourism and benefitting local businesses like
    hotels and restaurants

    - £100 million to reduce the number of sewer flooding incidents and
    protect the company's sewage treatment works from extreme weather

    - £92 million to improve the quality of drinking water - already some
    of the best in the world - and secure drinking water supplies

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