Yorkshire Water is set to begin a £2.9 million project in Scotton near Knaresborough in order to help reduce the risk of flooding from sewers to local homes.
Engineering company Mott MacDonald Bentley will carry out the work on behalf of Yorkshire Water. The work will involve laying two large new sewers through the village. The main part of the work will take place in agricultural land to the north side of the village. A total of 5km of sewer will be laid.
Preparatory work for the sewer began this week which involved setting up the site compound and laying fencing along the route of the new sewers. Two teams will also work on the sewers at each end and the work is estimated to take around nine months to complete.
A new sewage pumping system will be built near Scotton Lingerfield Primary School. Yorkshire Water has asked residents to bear in mind that over the course of the works there will be increased traffic in the area and potential noise in relation to the work. The company says that regular sewer flooding has occurred in the area so it is important to work to reduce this risk.