Investment in water works

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A WASTE treatment works which serves more than 100,000 people in Rotherham is to have its capacity increased.

The £7.7 million investment by Yorkshire Water will mean Aldwarke works – built in 1902 – can cope better with heavy rain and the predicted population increase in the next 15 years.

Currently, the site treats 
26 million litres of waste water every day.

The investment is also to improve the water quality of the River Don by lowering the amount of ammonia, helping fish and wildlife thrive.

Mark Hewison, of Yorkshire Water, said: “This investment will deliver substantial improvements and marks a milestone in our commitment to improving the Don.

“It was once one of the country’s most polluted rivers, but now anglers regularly catch salmon.”