Local MP celebrates £1 million investment on National Women in Engineering Day

Andrea Jenkyns, MP for Morley and Outwood, celebrated National Women in Engineering Day with a visit around the £1 million investment we have made to our Stanley treatment works on Water Lane in Stanley, Wakefield.

The treatment works, which was originally built in 1902, serves around 50,000 homes and businesses in the local area and has recently had a major upgrade to ensure it continues to treat waste water effectively so it can be safely returned to the environment. The investment will help to improve water quality in the River Calder.

The opening celebration of Stanley treatment works was part of a range of activities we organised to support the 4th Annual National Women in Engineering Day on 23 June. We also hosted almost 300 female students from across Yorkshire at its Headingley Water Treatment Works in Leeds to try to boost the number of skilled female engineers working in the water sector. The students visited the works throughout STEM week and learnt about the exciting career paths in engineering directly from female colleagues.

After attending the opening event, Andrea Jenkyns MP commented: "I am delighted to see the great investment in both our infrastructure and wider community firms like Yorkshire Water bring to our area.

“This is a very positive project for the people of Stanley and I look forward to continue working with utility companies for residents in our area."