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Yorkshire Water to replace antique water pipe

Yorkshire Water has begun a £45,000 project to reduce leakage in Scarborough and is beginning by replacing one of the oldest water pipes in the region, laid in 1900.

Contractor Morrison Utility Services will begin work on 19 September to replace a 230m section of the pipe which classifies as an antique, having been laid back in 1900.

The company will replace the antique pipe with a new 110mm diameter plastic pipe, significantly reducing the risk of any future bursts. The pipe has become increasingly prone to bursts due to its age.

This project is part of the company’s ongoing £39M investment to improve the resilience of its 32,000km network of water pipes in order to reduce bursts and ensure its pipes are more resilient to extreme temperatures.

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