MP welcomes water scheme

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A MULTI-MILLION pound cash injection to improve waste water treatment has been welcomed by a Rotherham MP.

Yorkshire Water is spending £78m at its Blackburn Meadows works at Tinsley.

Sludge will be recycled on the site to use as fertiliser as part of the project and bio-gas will also be able to be generated.

Rotherham MP Denis MacShane said: “The treatment works is the single biggest impact Yorkshire Water has on the river Don.

“Improvements to the quality of water will certainly help protect the eco-systems that can be found in the river which should in turn help the fish population flourish.”

New buildings will be built on site for the work.