Yorkshire Water
Hi, I'm Sidra
Ask me a question

Contact Us

Public Affairs Team
Western House     
Western Way          
Halifax Road         

Where you are:
Home / Public affairs

Public Affairs


Welcome to the public affairs section of our website.  For us, ensuring that we play our role in protecting the most important of natural resources, whilst providing our customers with essential water and waste water services defines our company.

Our underlying theme is for the water industry to play a bigger role in addressing sustainability whilst achieving even better value and throughout this section you will find information and ideas on how we think this can be achieved.

Latest tweets

  1. YW Public Affairs@ywpublicaffairs3 days agoRT @moorsforfuture: Tonight on @BBCLookNorth - some of the work we're doing for @YorkshireWater on #SouthPennine #Moorland With helicopters… Retweeted by YW Public Affairs Reply Retweet Favorite
  2. YW Public Affairs@ywpublicaffairs3 days agoThanks to Robert Goodwill MP for officially opening our investment at Scarborough treatment works today. Reply Retweet Favorite

Taking responsibility for the water environment for good - turning debate into action

In May 2011 we published our vision for the water sector and a year on our most recent publication now explains how we're turning our words into action.

Our publication contains a number of case studies demonstrating that we're starting to think differently about how we operate. You'll see how we're learning from others about how to move towards our goal of sustainable water.

Download a version of our publication (1,402kb)

Latest News


Statement re Ofwat’s draft determination
Today the water industry regulator Ofwat has published its preliminary response to water companies’ business plans for the period 2015 to 2020.

First boat trips for 55 years offer new nature insight
Boat trips through some of East Yorkshire’s most nature-rich areas will be returning to offer visitors a unique perspective that has been lost since 1959.

Peat of achievement for £9m restoration scheme
Over 2,000 hectares of damaged peat in West Yorkshire has been restored since last year as part of a £9m project to improve drinking water quality.

A glimpse into the future of Yorkshire's water supply
People across Yorkshire can get a glimpse into how the region’s water supply will be managed in the future as a forward-thinking plan is published online today.

Water firm issues reservoir safety message

Previous | Next



Keep in touch with the latest developments

constituency contact us twitter logo blog

Join our online discussion

As part of our new document we held an online discussion. It took part on Thursday 21 June, if you missed it you can view it below. The discussion focussed on the theme of excellent catchments, rivers and coasts.

Areas of focus

fishingIntegrated water management

The environment in which the water industry operates is changing. It is increasingly complex and we are all being challenged to think as much about global water issues as they are about local management issues.

Read more about this changing environment

vulnerable customerVulnerable customers

We are passionate about helping customers in need and ensuring that everyone has access to safe, clean drinking water.

Find out more about our approach  

conservationWater as a precious resource

Without a clear programme of action, the UK's long-term water and drainage security is at risk. The challenges we face are complex and innovative solutions are required

Read more about our solutions for long-term water and drainage security 


farmInfluencing our environmental performance

By clearly identifying the drawbacks in the current system, it is possible to point to some potential ways forward.

Read more about our proposals

Get the full story


This is the first in our series of publications of our vision 'Taking responsibility for the water environment for good'.

Click on the image to open up an online e-book version of the document.

Please note, if you have problems opening up this Flash File, you may need to upgrade to the latest Flash player. Visit the Adobe website for more information

Alternatively you can download the complete document in PDF format