About usExpand
Catchment Management

Whitby harbour pumping station

Update: Wednesday 24th April

We’ve had a burst on our rising main sewer in the area close to our pumping station in Whitby harbour. The rising main, which is a highly pressurised sewer, runs from Endeavour Wharf pumping station in Whitby harbour under the River Esk to our Whitby treatment works. The tank where the burst is located is full of waste water and is extremely difficult to access.

We have a team of specialist civil engineer divers who are entering the tank to repair the pipe. As this is a very complicated repair it has taken longer than anticipated to repair the pipe but we want to reassure local residents that we’re working extremely hard to get this fixed.

Protecting the local environment is key for us. We’re continuing to work closely with Scarborough Borough Council and the Environment Agency to minimise and monitor any impact on the local area. We’d like to apologise again for any disruption this is causing to local residents and visitors; thank you for your patience and understanding whilst we undertake this complicated repair work. 

You might be interested in these articles

August 16, 2018
Yorkshire Water invites firms to bid for £1 billion contracts

Yorkshire Water is on the lookout for firms to join a multi-supplier…

August 15, 2018
Looking after Calderdale’s countryside

Two summer rangers are patrolling Calderdale’s countryside to keep people…

August 9, 2018
Yorkshire Water teams up with garden centre for five green ‘finger-tips’ to save water in the garden

Yorkshire Water has joined forces with garden centre Horticap to offer advice…

August 6, 2018
Yorkshire Water issues warning after reports of swimmers in Farnley reservoir

Yorkshire Water has issued a stark warning to those who might be tempted by…