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Yorkshire Water completes £78m project

The scheme, which began in 2012, has transformed Yorkshire Water’s Blackburn Meadows waste water treatment works which serves around 832,000 people in Sheffield and Rotherham. 

After investing over £40m on high-tech waste water treatment processes river quality has improved, with ammonia levels in the water being reduced to meet the EU Fresh Water Fish Directive.


Yorkshire Water’s Blackburn Meadows waste water treatment works

Yorkshire Water's Blackburn Meadows Waste Water Treatment Works

Flood prevention measures have also been put in place, with the instillation of a storm overflow system and the refurbishment of the existing pumping station to prevent storm debris entering the river.

Richard Flint, chief executive at Yorkshire Water, said: “Blackburn Meadows waste water treatment works has been revolutionised during the last few years and is now a truly state-of-the-art infrastructure that Sheffield can be proud of.

“£78m is a significant sum but it highlights our commitment to improving water quality and wildlife in the River Don and also, crucially, protecting the site against the risk of extreme flooding.”

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