Postponed £1m sewer replacement to begin

A view of Front Street in Laxton in East Yorkshire, with red brick cottages either side of the road and a red phone box on the right hand side of the road
The replacement sewer works will cost £978,000 according to Yorkshire Water [Google street view]

Work to replace more than half a mile (1km) of sewer in the village of Laxton, in East Yorkshire, is due to start at a cost of nearly £1m.

Yorkshire Water said it would "dramatically reduce the likelihood of leaks and bursts in the future”.

It apologised in advance for the disruption the work would cause for residents and businesses in the local area.

The work starts on 8 July and is estimated to finish in October.

The company explained parts of Laxton sewage pumping station had reached the end of their lifespan and would be replaced with high-density polyethylene pipes.

Pamela Ajayi, project manager, Yorkshire Water, added the company had liaised with the community and parish council regarding road closures and traffic diversions.

Ms Ajayi said: “Community relations are really important to us, and we were happy to postpone the refurbishment in June, at the request of the Parish Council, so that it did not interrupt the lighting of the Laxton beacon as part of the village’s 80th D-Day commemoration.”

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