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Bursting water pipe in Denholme set to be replaced

Yorkshire Water will start work on Monday 4 December to replace 500 metres of the old cast iron water pipe which runs under Keighley Road in Denholme to improve the water supply for residents. 

The existing pipe was laid in 1950 and is prone to bursting, having burst eight times in the last five years, four of those being in the past year alone. Over 500 metres of new, more robust plastic water pipe will be laid to reduce future bursts and temporary interruption of water supplies. 

The £280,000 investment project will take approximately nine weeks to complete and Morrison Utility Services will be doing this work on Yorkshire Water’s behalf but no work will take place over the Christmas and New Year period. 

To protect the safety of the on-site team and road-users, traffic lights will be used. 

Nick Smith, Project Manager at Yorkshire Water said: “There have been several bursts that have impacted local residents and this important piece of work will help reduce the risk of this happening in the future and will secure water supplies in the area. 

“I’d like to thank everyone for their patience while we carry out this work and apologise for any inconvenience caused.” 

Whilst carrying out the work there may be times when water supplies are interrupted. Before any interruptions residents will receive a hand delivered card notifying them of the dates and times in advance.
It is highly unlikely that Yorkshire Water's contractors will need to access people's homes as part of the work. And the company warns local residents to be vigilant of bogus callers. All contractors and employees carry photographic ID which can be verified as genuine by contacting Yorkshire Water.    

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