Yorkshire Water to invest £30m in tackling smells

Published: Thursday 22nd October 2015 by KCFM

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Yorkshire Water’s to invest £30 million to tackle smells at the Saltend Water Treatment Works after residents in Hedon, Preston and surrounding areas complained over a recurring odour.

Nick Topman, Yorkshire Water’s Programme Director for Hull and the East Riding hopes the improvements will be completed for summer 2016: “What I really want to make sure is that the horrible stink, which many of the people around our site experienced at peak times over this summer, does not occur again. It is possible that there may be occasional odours noticeable from the road as people drive past, because it is a sewage treatment works.”

MP Graham Stuart, who backed the residents campaign, has welcomed the investment. He says: “It’s great news for the people of Saltend and the surrounding area who have had to put up with the horrible smells from Yorkshire Water’s plant on-and-off for years. They deserve huge credit for campaigning long and hard to get the changes they need.

“Yorkshire Water have now acknowledged that the smells affecting local people are unacceptable and I’m pleased they have made this decisive commitment to bring it to an end, as well as promising a £75,000 community fund to thank residents for their patience.

“The investment announced today hopefully marks the final chapter of the Saltend stench. The acid test will be to ensure there is no repeat of the smell next summer.”

KCFM

Published: Thursday 22nd October 2015 by KCFM

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