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Yorkshire drainage company DrainsAid, based in Wakefield, West Yorkshire, welcomes news that Yorkshire Water is beginning a £17 million modernisation project at the Victorian water treatment works in Irton, north of Scarborough. The old water works treats between 15 and 23 million litres of water daily, which is sourced from an on-site bore hole, to provide clean drinking water for Scarborough consumers. Yorkshire Water intends the upgraded Victorian treatment plant at Irton to enable them to meet today’s stricter water standards, and the planned improvements are extensive.

Like much of the county’s Victorian drainage infrastructure, the Irton treatment plant, built in the 1880s, is still in use today. It will benefit from the introduction of new processes, including a pesticide removal plant. There will be ten granular activated carbon tanks for this process, and each pesticide removal tank is seven metres high. The tanks are designed to remove organic constituents and impurities from the water by a process of chemical absorption. These ten tanks, together with another six, each 16 metres long, are now being constructed ready for transportation to Scarborough in the autumn. Preparation work has already begun at the site to accommodate the buildings for these processes.

Yorkshire Water’s Project Manager, Jane Armstrong, explained that constructing these super-large pieces of plant offsite would help minimise disruption to local residents, businesses, and tourists.

Civils company Morgan Sindall Sweco is undertaking the huge project of designing, managing and constructing the new works, and expects to have construction complete by late 2017, with the entire project fully operational by summer 2018.

DrainsAid provides a comprehensive range of drainage services to Scarborough residents, as it does to residential and business customers throughout the Yorkshire region and beyond, and the Wakefield drainage company always welcomes improvements to Yorkshire’s drainage and water supply services. DrainsAid is pleased to note that this upgrading of the Victorian treatment plant, and the resulting improvements in water treatment services, will enable Yorkshire Water to provide for the future water requirements of Scarborough and its environs.

If you would like to know more about DrainsAid and our services we offer please do not hesitate to get in touch on 01924 464 283