Yorkshire Water to start £2.9m project to reduce the risk of sewer flooding in Scotton

On Monday 4 August 2014, Yorkshire Water will start a £2.9 million project in Scotton near Knaresborough to reduce the risk of sewer flooding to local homes.

Engineering specialists, Mott MacDonald Bentley, will carry out this project on the company’s behalf.



The team will lay two large new sewers through the village, starting in Manor Drive. The majority of the work will take place in agricultural land to the north west of the village and a total of 5km of sewer will be laid.

On Monday 4 August, preparatory work will begin which will involve setting up the site compound and laying fencing along the route of the new sewers. Two teams will work on the sewers, starting at each end, and the whole project will take around 9 months to complete.

The site compound will be located off Ripley Road and this is where most deliveries will be taken to. A smaller compound will also be located near Scotton Lingerfield Primary School, as a new sewage pumping station will be built near here.

There will be increased traffic in the area and there may be some noise related to the work. Please be assured we’ll do our best to keep disruption to a minimum. We hope you will bear with us as regular sewer flooding has occurred in the area and it’s important we reduce this risk.

Yorkshire Water Project Manager, Dominic Cunney, said: We’d like to reassure residents that we’ll do everything we can to keep disruption to a minimum during this essential work. Regular sewer flooding has occurred in the area and it’s important we reduce this risk.


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