Yorkshire Water is this week beginning work to repair a stretch of sewer in Normanton, Wakefield as part of the company’s £120M investment to upgrade its sewer network in the region to help reduce the risk of sewer flooding.
The £35,000 scheme will involve replacing a section of the sewer which has collapsed, and will help prevent local homes and the highway from flooding at times of heavy rain.
Yorkshire Water’s contract partners BarhaleWSP will begin work this Saturday on Wakefield Road. The work is due to be completed by Monday April 25.
A Yorkshire Water spokesman said: “We thank residents and commuters in advance for bearing with us whilst we work as quickly as possible to get this essential repair completed. Neither ourselves or our contract partners BarhaleWSP will require access to your property during this work.”
As part of the £120M investment the company is making over the next five years to enhance its sewer network it is also asking customers to play their part by helping to look after their own drains.
Yorkshire Water is offering customers in the region the chance to request a free fat cake making kit − helping to recycle left over fat rather than pouring it down the sink.