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Mappleton Water Tower Refurbishment | Yorkshire Water

We are preparing to spend over a quarter of a million pounds on our water tower in Mappleton.

The tower is located off Hornsea Road, due west of Mappleton and can store 1.36 mega litres of water, which is equal 7,500 baths full of water. It serves 9,500 residents in Hornsea and surrounding villages.

The local concrete landmark was constructed in 1928 and received its last refurbishment about 35 years ago. Like any 88 year old structure it is now in need of some attention. The chamber where the water is stored will be emptied, given a deep clean and a new lining will be installed. A new membrane will be applied to the roof and this, together with the new lining in the chamber will ensure the tower is weatherproof and watertight for another 30 years. A small number of external concrete repairs and internal access improvements will also be made.

Reservoir and water tower refurbishment specialists Stonbury will carry out this project on behalf of Yorkshire Water. The Stonbury team will start this 24-week project during week beginning 14th March.

Yorkshire Water Project Manager Dave Axe said,” We hope this project will have little impact on the local community as most of these improvements will take place inside the tower. There will be little to see outside, apart from the external scaffolding needed to provide access for the men and materials.”

Dave added, “We’d like to reassure our customers that there will be no impact on their water supplies whilst we carry out this important work. Water supplies will be maintained from Leven water pumping station.”

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