£2.8m upgrade for treatment works
Yorkshire Water is to start a £2.8m upgrade of the sewage treatment works to reduce phosphorus levels in water returned to a beck after treatment.
The scheme at Borrowby, near Thirsk, should improve water quality and benefit the fish in Broad Beck. The firm is investing £70m to improve the final effluent from 16 of its waste water treatment works to meet new environmental targets. Too much phosphorus in rivers can deplete oxygen and eventually kill fish species as well as lead to excessive algae growth.