Roadworks start as pipe is to be replaced

More than 1,000 metres of ageing pipe in Kirk Deighton is to be replaced by Yorkshire Water during a two-month scheme to reduce the risk of future bursts and boost water quality.

From Monday, May 21, engineers Morrisons Utilities will start work on Main Street, at the junction with School House Terrace, up to Wetherby Road, to replace the half century old pipe with a new plastic version.

Tom Keighley, Yorkshire Water project manager said: “There have been a number of incidents of water discolouration as a result of bursts and leaks on this ageing pipe.

“We recognise this is unacceptable, which is why we’re carrying out this vital work to reduce bursts and further improve the quality of water delivered to customers’ taps in the area.

“Normally work of this magnitude would require a full road closure, however, we’ve worked hard with the local council to develop a plan of work which enables us to still keep the road open, whilst allowing us to complete the work as quickly as possible.”

The company has reiterated its warning for customers in the area to be on their guard against bogus callers.

They warn that access will not be needed to properties and always ask for identification before letting anyone onto your property. If in doubt, contact 0845 1 242424.