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£3.4 million investment in Selby’s drinking water

We have now installed innovative technology at Great Heck Water Treatment Works as part of our major investment in Selby’s drinking water. 

The majority of Selby’s and the surrounding area’s drinking water comes from a borehole supply. This means water is pumped out of the ground from an aquifer before being treated and pumped into the water pipe network.

The £3.4 million investment means the water from the borehole is now disinfected by Ultra Violet light and receives a very small dose of Sodium Hypochlorite to make sure the drinking water is safe to drink. 

Local MP Nigel Adams visited the works to learn more about the investment and said afterwards: “High quality drinking water is something that is easy to take for granted. It was a pleasure to take a look behind the scenes and see the care and attention that is put into ensuring our tap water in Yorkshire is to the highest possible standard. Nearly 25% of the water in Yorkshire is provided from boreholes and this £3.4M pumping station and purification facility is a measure of the commitment to maintaining the highest possible standards for our tap water.” 

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