Our Tophill Low works supplies clean drinking water to thousands of properties in Hull and the surrounding area and in order to meet with future quality standards we're investing £8 million in a new nitrate removal facility.
Currently water is abstracted from the River Hull and is treated at the site to a very high standard, but we need to make improvements to ensure that nitrates can be removed to the required future standards. We'll be constructing a new steel frame building, cladded to match existing buildings on site, and associated pipe lines and chambers. Within the building specialist process equipment will be installed to provide the necessary treatment to the abstracted water.
Our contractors Byzak Entec will be carrying out these improvements on our behalf starting in the week commencing 27th January and finishing in early 2015.
In January and February Byzak Entec will be installing their site cabins - including offices and welfare facilities, and they will need to remove some trees. In early to mid-February for approximately two weeks they will be installing metal sheets , called piles, into the ground. The construction of the new building, including pouring the concrete base, is scheduled for between March and June.
Local residents may notice some additional noise during our work, particularly during the piling works. Working hours will be between 7.30am and 5.30pm. We will update this page if these change at any point.
Along with the site cabins you will also notice a crane and piling rig. There will be additional construction vehicles travelling through the site, but access will be maintained for residents at all times.