Mark Eastwood has visited Yorkshire Water's Water Treatment Works site in Dewsbury to see for himself the work being done to reduce sewage discharge into UK waterways and improve the quality of our rivers.
"This is an issue that constituents frequently contact me about, so I know that it's a real concern for people locally. The Government have been consistently working to improve water quality throughout the country and ensuring that companies like Yorkshire Water make the investments needed via their regulators at DEFRA, OFWAT and the Environment Agency."
At the Dewsbury site, Mark saw the work being completed on the £26 million investment into improving the removal of phosphorous from waste water, as required by the latest legislation.
"I have been putting some tough questions to Yorkshire Water about their action on waste water, but I'm satisfied that they are making progress on improving. I'll be making sure I stay informed on this project so that we can be confident that our waterways aren't being put in danger"
More information about the investment in the Dewsbury Waste Water Treatment Works can be found at https://www.yorkshirewater.com/news-media/news-articles/2023/yorkshire-water-invests-18m-at-dewsbury-wwtw/