Sewer replacement work is well under way in the city of York. Work began in early January on the replacement of a section of sewer in Bishopthorpe, so that the risk of flooding will be reduced.

The new £2.8m pipeline starts on Appleton Road and follows the Selby cycle path before it goes through fields to the east of Acaster Lane. The pipeline will take the sewage to the nearby Naburn Waste Water Treatment works.

The Yorkshire Water project manager on the build is Dominic Cunney. He was quoted as saying in The Press:

“This essential sewer improvement work will significantly reduce the risk of sewer flooding in Bishopthorpe.

“The new pipe will be much more robust and will mean we no longer need to use the existing damaged sewer.
We would like to thank the residents of Bishopthorpe for their continued patience whilst we have dealt with recent bursts and temporary repairs. We plan to complete the construction of the new sewer by the spring.”

Local residents are being kept up-to-date with current workflow after a positive reaction to the public drop-in event that was organised by Yorkshire Water at the beginning of the month.

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