£2.8m sewer will reduce flood risk

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Sewer works are set to be carried out in a flood-prone area of Bishopthorpe as part of a £2.8m scheme to replace damaged pipes.

Yorkshire Water will begin work to install a new sewer around the village, near York, on Tuesday.

The pipeline will take flows from local homes and businesses to Naburn Waste Water Treatment Works. It will start at Appleton Road following the line of the York to Selby Cycle Path towards Acaster Bridge, then northwards to the east of Acaster Lane.

Residents are being invited to attend a drop-in event on Thursday at Bishopthorpe Village Hall, where Yorkshire Water staff will answer questions on the work.

Dominic Cunney, Yorkshire Water project manager, said: “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 while we have dealt with recent bursts and temporary repairs.

“We plan to complete the construction by spring.”