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Yorkshire Water Announces New Investment Plans For Hull Waste Water Treatment Works

Responding to current issues with odour in Hull and the surrounding areas Yorkshire Water is today announcing plans for a multi-million pound investment programme in Hull Waste Water Treatment Works, as part of the company's long term commitment to the city.

Charlie Haysom, Yorkshire Water Director of Service Delivery said about the investment into the Wastewater Treatment Works:

"First and foremost we would like to apologise for the very real inconvenience our waste water treatment works at Saltend has caused people in the surrounding areas. Today we are announcing a root and branch review of every aspect of the works. This will likely lead to a major investment to transform the way that site operates and the capacity of volumes it can cope with.

We have previously said we would invest in improving performance at the site and we have been true to our word. In the last five years we have invested £10.5 million in Hull Waste Water Treatment Works including £3.5 million on a new odour control unit.

The plant is now working at optimum capacity and there have been significant improvements. Where previously we used to receive complaints about odours all year round, now they are limited largely to six to eight weeks a year. But this is still unacceptable.

It is clear that the works cannot cope with the volumes it receives during the peak load period. In the last two weeks we have received up to 125% of the design capacity, more than we have ever received at one time before. Of course this has had a dramatic effect on odours.

Today we will be meeting with key local stakeholders to talk them through this investment and we will be engaging with the community throughout this work."

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