£2m to boost Sheffield’s water networks

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Work to replace 7,000 metres of ageing water mains is to take place in Sheffield in the next six months.

Yorkshire Water said it would be investing almost £2 million into improving Sheffield’s water pipes.

The work will be spread across 15 different locations in the city and also replace almost 500 lead pipe connections.

The aim is to help improve the robustness of Sheffield’s water supply, reducing the chance of bursts and disruption to customers, as well as improving water quality.

Work is being carried out by Balfour Beatty and has been planned with Sheffield Council to match its road resurfacing plans.

Yorkshire Water project manager Dave Standish said: “We’ll be carrying out structural and lead renewals around a number of streets, particularly in the Southey Green and Hillsborough areas of Sheffield.

“We’re looking forward to working with customers in the area and will be writing to residents near where we are working to let them know what will be involved.”

More than 300 metres of mains have already been replaced in the Greenhill area using new technology to replace the mains.