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Robert Goodwill MP visits £17 million investment project

We are now part way through our £17 million investment project to modernise Irton Water Treatment Works to improve Scarborough's drinking water and enable the site to meet the needs of future generations.

Local MP Robert Goodwill visited Irton works on Monday 7th August to understand more about what we are doing with our contractors, Morgan Sindall Sweco, to make sure customers in the area continue to receive the best possible drinking water from their taps.

The works is located at the end of Main Street in Irton and the 150-year-old borehole onsite supplies between 15 and 23 million litres of drinking water to customers and businesses in and around Scarborough everyday. The new upgraded equipment will meet stricter water quality standards and is being built offsite and transported to Irton so disruption to local residents is minimised. 

After the visit, Robert Goodwill MP said: "The investment in the Irton facility that supplies us all with clean tap water is yet another example of how Yorkshire Water continue to invest to maintain the highest standards of both domestic water supplies and waste water treatment. More than 15,000 tonnes of water per day is a massive demand and that can only grow with new housing and industrial development in the region.  

“We often take it for granted that water will emerge when we turn on the tap but actually the finished product that we can drink or use for washing etc. is the result of massive investment in this type of plant and the grid that secures resilience in times of drought. I look forward to this to coming on stream and hope that the residents of Irton will understand why some very large components will have to traverse the village from time to time."

Construction will be finished by the end of the year with the new equipment planned to be up and running by Summer 2018. 

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