£2m pumping station to reduce sewage discharges into Barnsley's water

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Areas of Barnsley will be better protected from flooding after Yorkshire Water proposed a £2.4m new pumping station in Cudworth.

The replacement sewage pumping station will have the capacity to store an extra 33,0000 litres of stormwater.

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The pumping stations help pump waste from properties to the nearest sewage treatment works.

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The station will reduce discharges at Small Bridge Dike into the River Dearne during heavy rainfall by around 60 per cent.

Final designs are being drawn up, and Yorkshire Water is working with Barnsley Metropolitan Borough Council to secure permissions to carry out the work on the recreation ground off Barnsley Road.

Work will be carried out by Mott MacDonald Bentley and is expected to begin in the summer.

The project is part of a £180m investment project across Yorkshire by the end of April 2025 to reduce discharges from storm overflows.