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£3.6 million investment in Goole’s drinking water

Investment in Goole and Snaith’s drinking water is underway as we install innovative technology at Cowick Water Treatment Works.

The majority of Goole’s and the surrounding area’s drinking water comes from a borehole supply. This means water is pumped out of the ground from an aquifer before being treated and pumped into the water pipe network.

The £3.6 million investment means the water from the borehole is now disinfected by Ultra Violet light and receives a very small dose of Sodium Hypochlorite to make sure the drinking water is safe to drink.

Local MP, Andrew Percy, visited the site last Friday to see how the project is progressing and learn more about where Goole’s water comes from. After the visit, Andrew Percy said: “It was great to visit this facility with Yorkshire Water and to view their multi-million pound investment in improving drinking water in the Goole and Snaith area. To think we are benefiting from innovative technology that treats our water with bacteria killing UV light is fantastic. 

“Coupled with the tens of millions of pounds Yorkshire Water have invested in improved drainage locally since the flooding of 2010 and 2011, it is clear that the company has made a priority if investing in our area. I'll continue to work with them on further improvements locally, such as the scheme currently underway in the Attlee Drive area of Goole.”

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