YORKSHIRE WATER confirmed today that the new £3.5m odour control unit at their Saltend Treatment Works is now “up and running”.
Richard Sears, community engagement manager at Yorkshire Water,said:
“After months of hard work, we’re pleased to say we’re now in a position where we have this huge state-of-the-art unit up and running, just as we had scheduled.
”We know that for some years the local community has put up with intermittent odours from the site and this is clearly unacceptable. And whilst there is always likely to be some odour owing to the operational nature of the site, we’re confident that with this unit, which is the biggest in the region, will help to significantly reduce odours, ensuring they remain within guideline levels.”
Yorkshire Water is committed to engaging closely with communities in Hedon and Paull to ensure everyone is kept up to speed. For a full copy of the News Release by Yorkshire Water see HU12 Online…
Comment: The Hedon Blog hopes that the current measures are enough to make problem odours a thing of the past and prevent the situation that happened in summer 2011 from ever happening again. The comments made on our Wall of Shame should serve as a reminder to the water company of the anger that would be unleashed if they get this wrong!