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Yorkshire Water first company to support Hull City of Culture 2017

Yorkshire Water has been announced as the first major sponsor of Hull's year as the UK City of Culture 2017.

Over the past decade, we have invested more than £50 million on upgrading Hull’s extensive network of pipes, treatment works and pumping stations to give greater protection to the city and we have now pledged to make Hull a model for environmental sustainability.

City of Culture chief executive Martin Green said he was delighted we are getting behind 2017.

Mr Green said: "We are absolutely delighted to welcome Yorkshire Water on board as our first principal corporate supporter.

"As well as being part of a world-class festival that will engage and inspire millions of people locally, nationally and internationally, they will also help to build a new future for Hull, where the power of culture is being harnessed to regenerate communities and transform the city."

Yorkshire Water's chief executive Richard Flint said: "We are delighted to pledge our support for Hull 2017, which we are confident will put Hull and its surrounding towns and villages well and truly on the world stage.

"It's a great way to reinforce the fact that we are an integral part of Hull, providing major social economic and environmental benefits to the city.

"As a company we are working on ambitious long-term plans for Hull which we hope local communities will get behind.

"Last year we enthusiastically supported the Yorkshire Festival and we aim to bring the same enthusiasm and experience to Hull, UK City of Culture 2017.”

You can find out more about our partnership here.

We supply water and waste water services to more than five million people, two million homes and 130,000 businesses, have the fourth lowest average water and sewerage bills in the UK and last year alone, 22,000 financially vulnerable customers were supported with £8 million of help.

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