Improving Yorkshire’s water quality

Earth Tech Morrison has completed the first phase of a region-wide project for Yorkshire Water, a £4m upgrade at its Lemonroyd Waste Water Treatment Works.

This project is part of the £250m Riverlife campaign funded by Yorkshire Water, to improve the quality of Yorkshire rivers and boost the diversity of river wildlife.

Lemonroyd Waste Water Treatment Works treats the wastewater of 30,000 customers in Rothwell and Woodlesford in Leeds. This project serves to enhance the water quality of the River Aire and is the first of 25 sites to be commissioned in Yorkshire.

Gareth Howell, project engineer at Earth Tech Morrison, said: ‘The Lemonroyd site provides improved environmental benefits and improved levels of treatment for waste water and the resulting sludge. Advanced control and automation of the plant will also lead to significant improvements in the operation of the site.’

Earth Tech Morrison is a California-based joint venture whose UK head office is in Barnsley, South Yorkshire.