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Yorkshire Water investing £978k in Laxton

Yorkshire Water is investing £978k to replace almost 1km of the sewerage pipe in the East Yorkshire village of Laxton to improve resilience in the wastewater network.

The project will replace PVC pipes at Laxton sewage pumping station (SPS) rising main that are coming to the end of their lifespan.  They will be replaced with a tough and durable, 125mm diameter of high-density polyethylene (HDPE) pipes, which will reduce the possibility of bursts or leaks.

This phased project will be conducted by capital partners Mott MacDonald Bentley (MMB), starting on site on Monday 8 July and is estimated to complete in October 2024. The replacement work will include crossing the railway line and the installation of a new air valve.

Due to the location of the replacement work, there will be disruption to residents and businesses in the local area.  MMB will be working at pace to complete the work on time.  Yorkshire Water is liaising with the community, parish council and East Riding of Yorkshire Council’s Highways team to ensure that the correct traffic management is in place.  Yorkshire Water is also contacting residents to let them know of road closures and traffic diversions.

Pamela Ajayi, project manager, Yorkshire Water, said:  “Our work at Laxton is vital to ensure the long life and resilience of our network in the area and will dramatically reduce the likelihood of leaks and bursts in the future.

“We appreciate that this is going to cause disruption to residents and businesses, and we will be working with them to make sure they know what is happening and when.  Our partners MMB are working hard to keep road closures and traffic diversions to an absolute minimum.

“Community relations are really important to us, and we were happy to postpone the refurbishment in June, at the request of the Parish Council, so that it did not interrupt the lighting of the Laxton beacon as part of the village’s 80th D-Day commemoration.”

Yorkshire Water is investing almost £800m across the region by April 2025 to ensure it continues to improve the water environment, with a focus on protecting and improving river and coastal water quality.

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