Yorkshire Water to start Thirsk pipe work on Monday

Yorkshire Water will begin work to replace an ageing water pipe in Thirk’s Dalton Lane on Monday (Sep 7).

The project will secure water supplies for residents and businesses in the local area.

The existing water pipe was laid in 1955 and has burst 18 times in the last five years, which causes significant disruption to water supplies.

Engineering specialists, Morrison Utility Services, will replace 1.8km of the cast iron water pipe with more robust plastic pipe.

Depending on ground and weather conditions, the work is expected to be complete within six weeks.

To protect the safety of the on-site team and road-users, two-way temporary traffic lights will be in place on Dalton Lane for the duration of the project.

If a customer’s water supply will be affected by the work, they will be notified of the dates and times in advance.

Jonathan Lemoine, Project Manager for Yorkshire Water, said: “We’d like to reassure local residents, businesses and road-users that we’ll do our best to complete this essential work as quickly as possible.

“It’s important that we reduce the risk of this water pipe bursting in the future, so we can secure water supplies for our customers.”