Yorkshire Water to invest £8m to Boston Park reservoirs

Yorkshire Water has been given the go ahead to start work £8 million project at Boston Park in Rotherham to replace two reservoirs that have reached the end of their asset life.

Work starts today after the council gave the go-ahead and is expected to take until around summer 2022 to complete. Boston Park and Castle will be open as normal throughout the project.

The reservoirs will be rebuilt in their existing locations within Boston Park. Yorkshire Water’s partner Mott MacDonald Bentley will carry out the work and will be using the field in front of the reservoirs for their compound area.

For safety reasons a temporary 20mph speed limit and extra parking restrictions will be in place along Boston Castle Grove.

Mark Broady, Yorkshire Water Project Manager said: “We are pleased that planning permission has been granted. This essential project will ensure that we can continue to supply high quality water to thousands of properties in Rotherham. Throughout the project we will continue to work with residents and the community of Boston Park to keep disruption to a minimum.”