MP supports Yorkshire Water blockages campaign

The MP for Leeds Central, Hilary Benn, met with a team of Yorkshire Water engineers in Beeston to observe the team conduct a proactive health check on the local sewers.

With 2018 presenting unprecedented challenges to water and sewage management in the UK, Yorkshire Water is acting to prevent further sewer issues locally. Sewer blockages have partly been caused by personal items such as sanitary tissues and cooking fats being disposed of.

Yorkshire Water’s Emily Brady, said: “It was great to show Hilary the work we are doing to ensure our network is in the best condition.

“Items such as wet wipes, cooking fat and sanitary items create sewer blockages that stop the flow of sewage so we ask customers to just flush the three p’s – pee, poo and paper.

Following the visit, Hilary Benn MP, commented on the technologies used by Yorkshire Water to improve Beeston’s sewer network:

“I really enjoyed meeting the team and seeing how using their great experience and new and old technologies, they are helping to keep our sewers flowing.

“We can all help them and the pipework by not flushing things down the loo that cause blockages.”