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Customer Drop-In Around £78million Overhaul To Iconic Sheffield Sewage Work

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Residents in Sheffield are being invited to learn about how they will benefit from a £78million scheme by Yorkshire Water to overhaul the city's iconic Blackburn Meadows sewage treatment works.

 

We're staging a drop-in event on Tuesday 20 March, at Tinsley Green Community Centre on Norborough Road where residents will have the opportunity to learn more about how the work will not only help to reduce the risk of flooding in the city, but also massively benefit the local environment, improving river water quality and boosting biodiversity.

 

Built in the late 1800's, the works has since grown to treat the domestic and industrial waste from an equivalent population of 830,000, which includes most of metropolitan Sheffield, as well as areas of Rotherham.

 

Aging equipment and treatment processes, coupled with the growing demands it is coming under, mean that the time is right for this facility to receive a huge upgrade.

 

Engineering specialists Earth Tech Morrison will start work from the end of March 2012 to replace much of the plant's treatment facilities, with the project expected to be complete by September 2014.

 

Once finished, the new improved facility will be able to treat more waste water, more efficiently, and to a higher standard, further improving the quality of treated water entering the River Don. In turn benefitting fish, other wildlife and those who use the river.

In addition improving the Don Valley pumping station and the combined sewer overflow, which are visible from the M1 viaduct, the works will be able to better cope with heavy rainfall.

 

Drop in dates are scheduled to be between 3.00pm and 7.00pm on Tuesday 20 March.

 

For more information on the scheme, visit

 

http://www.yorkshirewater.com/blackburnmeadows

Edited by YorksWater
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Does it come with an iconic landmark, you know, something like two cooling towers?

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Does it come with an iconic landmark, you know, something like two cooling towers?

 

Cooling towers are not iconic to anywhere; they're found all over the world.

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Cooling towers are not iconic to anywhere; they're found all over the world.

 

Not all of them were built by prisoners of war, and next to such a feat of engineering that showed them to all entering the city on it.

 

Yes, they were iconic.

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Not all of them were built by prisoners of war, and next to such a feat of engineering that showed them to all entering the city on it.

 

That would make the history of a pair of towers interesting, but it still wouldn't make them "an icon" of anything. There are cooling towers all over the world, and frankly, if you mention "cooling towers" most people, if they think of anywhere at all, are likely to think of either Drax or Ferrybridge. At least, they're likely to think of Ferrybridge if they drive the old Great North Road, which passes virtually at their feet. Cooling towers are iconic of nowhere.

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"iconic" sewage works. Don't think so.

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It would be interesting to hear if any jobs are being created by the scheme, and if so what kind of jobs, and if they're recruiting from the local area.

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I'd like to know why Yorkshire Water thinks it's iconic. Does it have art deco or Bauhaus style buildings?

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It would be interesting to hear if any jobs are being created by the scheme, and if so what kind of jobs, and if they're recruiting from the local area.

 

i agree with this post, will construction jobs be created so my OH doesnt have to travel to the ends of the earth to pull in a decent wage?

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