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Local MP checks in on Yorkshire Water Harrogate investment

Harrogate MP Andrew Jones recently visited Trinity Road to see the progress of Yorkshire Water’s £3m project to increase the clean water capacity for the town.

The firm is providing the investment due to number of new residential properties in the area, providing greater resilience to the network.

The work on the six-mile pipeline, which will stretch from Beckwithshaw in the west to Knaresborough side of Starbeck in the east of the town, began in January and is set to be completed by mid-April.

Andrew Jones MP said: “I wanted to see first-hand the work and investment Yorkshire Water is putting into Harrogate as I know that a lot of people are having to be very patient while these works happen.

“Living nearby I understand exactly how disruptive the roadworks are. However, this investment is vital to help Harrogate maintain its excellent water supply and it is clear there simply isn’t another way to do the work. Like everyone, I look forward to seeing the completion of the project and have been reassured that Yorkshire Water are determined to complete it in as short a time as is safely achievable.”

Phase two of the four phase project began on Saturday and for health and safety reasons lane closures in Leeds Road are required, with two-way traffic lights in operation. Yorkshire Water has also started work on the Stray to lay pipe to York Place. The company is working closely with Harrogate Borough Council Parks and Environmental Services to ensure it will not harm any of the mature trees and their roots.

Emily Brady from Yorkshire Water, said: “We were delighted to show Mr Jones our progress on Trinity Road. This vital project will ensure that those in Harrogate and the surrounding area will continue to have the water supply required.

“We would like to thank residents for their patience while this essential work takes place.”

For more information on the scheme go to www.yorkshirewater.com/harrogate