Major upgrade work starts this week at Yorkshire Water’s Tophill Low Water Treatment Plant at Watton Carrs in a bid by Yorkshire Water to maintain high standards of drinking water for the residents of East Yorkshire.
The company is investing £8 million in a new treatment process which will remove nitrates from the river water which supplies the site.
Project Manager, Lucy Ward said: “This work is essential to ensure we maintain the highest quality of drinking water for our customers.
“In future the river water is predicted to contain higher levels of nitrates and our investment will ensure that we’re in the best positionpossible to tackle this challenge
“we’ll do everything we can to minimise disruption, but local residents may notice some additional construction vehicles travelling to our site along Church Lane and Carr Lane near Watton”.
Specialist contractors Byzak will be carrying out these improvements starting in the week commencing 27th January and finishing in early 2015.
The main construction work will start in early to mid-February with the installation of metal sheets , called piles, into the ground.
Theconstruction of the new building is scheduled for between March and June followed by mechanical and electrical works.
Tophill Low was constructed in 1957 and there was a major upgrade at the site in 1999.
The water works can produce 68 million litres of water per day, which meets approximately half of Hull’s daily needs.
The nature reserve was established in the early 1990s.
More information is available by calling 0844 848 1099 or visiting yorkshirewater.com/tophilllow