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Yorkshire Water makes major contract awards

Yorkshire Water has awarded a £25.6M waste water treatment works upgrade contract to a joint venture of Morrison Construction and Earth Tech.
The upgrade of Mitchell Laithes WWTW will involve increasing its capacity and improving the quality of discharged water to meet standards demanded by the European Union Freshwater Fish Directive, which comes into force in 2010.Work will include construction of an activated sludge plant, settlement tanks, and a sludge processing facility including sludge phyto-conditioning.The work will enable Yorkshire Water to decommission aged WWTWs at North Bierley and Spenborough, south-east of Dewsbury in the Spen Valley. Flows will be transferred to the Mitchell Laithes plant. Work starts this month and is due for completion by March 2010.

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