Work on water pipe completed early at a cost of £1.5m

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Yorkshire Water has just completed a £1.5m project to replace an ageing water main in Seamer which has burst 11 times in recent years.

Work has been ongoing in the area since last year to alleviate the risk of the pipe bursting and causing flooding on the roads.

The ageing iron pipe has been replaced by a new plastic version which will help to significantly reduce the risk of future bursts in the area, which have caused disruption to water supplies and traffic in the past.

Yorkshire Water completed the majority of the work without traffic disruption, but to connect the new water main to the existing system the road into the village was closed from September 2.

It was expected to remain closed for around six to eight weeks, but due to good planning and hard work from engineering specialists Balfour Beatty, the work was completed ahead of schedule on September 25.

Yorkshire Water’s project manager Dave Standish commented: “We’re really pleased that the project to replace this water main is complete ahead of schedule.

“We would like to thank residents and road users for their patience and cooperation while we completed this essential scheme.

“This investment underlines our commitment to improvement customers’ water quality.” For more information go to