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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. 

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