Work continues onoutfall pipe off the coast at Wheatcroft

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Yorkshire Water is starting the next phase of its improvement works at Wheatcroft.

The company has been working off the coastline south of Scarborough to repair and improve the resilience of one of its coastal pipes, which discharges waste water from the washing and processing of potatoes at McCain.

Mark Doherty, Yorkshire Water project manager, said: “We’re re-lining a section of the pipe to improve its future performance and we’re pleased with how quickly this has progressed despite the limits of working between tides.

“Our contractors Mott Macdonald Bentley are carrying out this work on our behalf. Subject to final approvals, from Monday for up to 14 days we’re planning to temporarily divert the waste water flows down an adjacent, shorter pipe in order to complete the works.”

Trevor Hardy, of the Environment Agency, said: “Although some of the discharge from the outfall is likely to be unsightly, it is not considered harmful to human health, and the discharge will mostly remain away from the most popular parts of the beaches.”