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Routh’s leakiest pipe to be replaced in £130,000 scheme

Yorkshire Water will soon start a £130,000 scheme to replace an old cast iron pipe that has burst eight times in recent years.

A 300 metre section of pipe will be replaced between the village of Routh and the White Cross roundabout and a new water main will be installed along the A1035, north east of Beverley.

The old cast iron pipe has caused disruption to local residents and nearby caravan parks and will be replaced with a new plastic pipe, with the work carried out by contract partners Morrison Utility Services.

From Monday 26 February, two-way traffic lights will be in operation for the safety of the onsite team, with the work set for completion in advance of the Easter holidays at the end of March.

Spokesperson for Yorkshire Water, John Bond said: “This is an important project and will ensure we can continue supply quality drinking water and minimise future disruption to customers supplies. It’s part of a wider programme of work to reduce leakage across the county, which includes the hiring of around 70 new leakage inspectors to help find and fix burst pipes.”

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