£2.8m up­grade for treat­ment works

Yorkshire Post - - NEWS -

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.

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