On 4th August, Yorkshire Water will commence a £2.9 million project in Scotton near Knaresborough to reduce the chances of people’s houses in the area from being flooded with sewage. Two large new sewers totalling 5km in length will be laid through the village with the majority of the work being undertaken on agricultural land to the north west of the village.
The project will be carried out Mott Macdonald Bentley, a joint venture between engineering and development consultancy Mott Macdonald and civil engineering specialist JN Bentley.
Prepatory work will begin on Monday which will involve setting up of the site compound and laying fencing along the route of the two new sewers. Two teams have been commissioned to work on the sewers and will start at each end. As part of the project, a new sewage pumping system will be built near to Scotton Lingerfield Primary School.
Dominic Cunney, Project Manager at Yorkshire Water, said: “Regular sewer flooding has occurred in the area and it’s important we reduce the risk.”
It is anticipated the entire project will take 9 months to complete.