Improvements in the pipeline

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WORK on a £150 million scheme to replace four kilometres of Victorian water pipes in a South Yorkshire town has entered its second stage.

Since construction started in April Yorkshire Water has replaced 1.7km of Victorian water pipe along Ward Street and Mortimer Road, in Penistone.

In the second phase High Street and Market Street will have their pipes replaced.

Mike Tunnicliffe, project manager for Yorkshire Water, said: “Our teams are working hard to complete this work by early September, in time for Penistone Show.

“Once we’ve finished, not only will residents benefit from ever better quality drinking water, but they will also see far fewer bursts and leaks.”

Penistone and Stocksbridge MP, Angela Smith, said: “I am pleased to see the work taking place.”