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Yorkshire Water invests £1.5m in north Yorkshire peat

Yorkshire Water has invested £1.5m and worked alongside Yorkshire Peat Partnership (YPP) at the Swinton Estate near Masham to improve the quality of Yorkshire’s drinking water.

Peat has been laid down over the uplands of Yorkshire over thousands of years forming vast, wet areas known as blanket bog. Healthy blanket bog helps filter water before it reaches Yorkshire’s reservoirs, but damaged peatlands release particles of organic matter that discolours drinking water and is expensive to remove.


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Yorkshire Water launches new anti-plastics scheme in Heckmondwike and Birstall

Yorkshire Water has launched Yorkshire on Tap in Heckmondwike and Birstall as it takes another step to take one million bottles out of circulation.

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Use water wisely as daily demand surges by nearly 200 million litres

As the hot weather spell continues, Yorkshire Water has revealed that daily water consumption has increased by up to an extra 200 million litres – which is more water than the whole of Leeds consumes in one day.

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Three Barnsley sewage plants converted into green nature reserves

Disused patches of land at three sewage treatment works in Barnsley have been converted into ‘green heart’ nature reserves that provides the perfect habitat for the rare Willow Tit bird and other wildlife.

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Phase two of work to lay a new water pipe in Otley Road, Harrogate

Yorkshire Water are about to start their second phase of work to lay a new water pipe in Otley Road, Harrogate for new housing developments in the local area.


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