THE SMELLS from the Yorkshire Water Waste Water Treatment Works have been particularly bad again over the last three weeks.
Since 27th June there have been 114 complaints recorded at Yorkshire Water. Fix My Street has captured the mood of some disgusted residents:
“What a stink, the directors of the site should live near it to see what it’s like. Keep your windows closed folks, it’s a smelly one today!”
“Plant stinking again.”
“This really is getting ridiculous, are we living in Victorian England. This obnoxious smell was supposedly being dealt with yet, the smell just seems to be getting worse.”
“The stench coming from the waste treatment plant on thursday 30 june at 7pm was disgusting and foul.”
“I don’t know what going on at yorkshire water,but the stench from the treatment works for the last ten days has been disgusting. Nobody should have to live with smells like these every day. this is supposed to be the 21st century, not the sixteen hundreds when they tipped sewage into the streets.”
“Would you want to sit outside and have a meal with smells like these everyday. You try and run a business with this stench on your doorstep.”
Yorkshire Water has highlighted that it is the pea harvesting season with subsequent increased levels of slurry being discharged by processing factories into the city’s sewage network. This has also coincided with a mechanical issue with their chemical dosing equipment which has reduced the efficiency of the odour control unit.
The Yorkshire Water Hull and Saltend News web page does explain that the system is now working again and performing well. They say:
“We are very sorry for any inconvenience this incident may have caused. Should you wish to discuss this further, please contact us on 08451 24 24 24.”
Keep reporting the smells – so Yorkshire Water can act quickly to tackle any incident.