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New sewer in Hunmanby Gap

A new sewer in Hunmanby Gap is up and running, with the final work to decommission the old sewer due to end in the next few weeks. 

Around 300 metres of new sewer has been laid to replace an old pipe prone to cracking at the rear of Gap Road. 

Since January 2017, our contractors, Mott MacDonald Bentley (MMB), have been working to install the new pipe, along with relining other sewers in the area, a process which prolongs the life of existing pipes, many of which may be Victorian. 

Project manager Jonathan LeMoine explains: “We have had to replace around 300 metres of sewer through often difficult terrain as part of our commitment to improve sewer networks across Yorkshire". 

“Laying new pipes is both disruptive for local people and costly, so we’ve also taken the opportunity to refurbish some of the other sewer pipes in the area to prolong their life. 

“This £300,000 project means the people of Hunmanby will have a more reliable sewer network for years to come and the risk of pollution is greatly reduced.” 

Before leaving site, MMB will also carry out repairs to an outfall on the beach before reinstating all of the areas where they have worked back to their original condition. 

The work is part of a £3.8bn investment programme by the company between 2015 and 2020. Our network of pipes stretches for 51,500 miles and we collect, clean and return 1bn litres of water to the environment every day. 

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