YORKSHIRE WATER is installing two mobile units at the Saltend sewage works in efforts to bring it’s capacity to control odours back to the levels that existed prior to the fire on 19th June 2013.
Matt Thompson from Yorkshire Water said: “Following the recent fire at our Hull waste water treatment works, which irreparably damaged the smaller of our two odour control units, we would like to reassure you that a huge amount of work is ongoing to mitigate its loss and ensure we’re well placed to manage and control any odours from the site.
In the week following the fire, we successfully diverted some of the odours which were previously fed through the now defunct smaller unit, to the larger £3.5m unit, which continues to perform well.
As a temporary measure, we have also brought in two mobile odour control units which we’re working hard to install, with a view to having both of these up and running in the next couple of days.These mobile units will mitigate the loss of our smaller unit in the short-term and ensure we have the same capacity to control odours around the site as we did prior to the fire.
We’re already looking at possible long-term permanent solutions to mitigate the loss of the fire damaged unit and we’ll keep you updated on what any plans look like as we know more.”
The photos show the two units currently being installed at the site. Managers at Saltend also indicated that they have been delighted at the speed at which the temporary odour mitigation measures have been implemented by workers and contractors.
Councillors Mike Bryan and John Dennis who visited the site today (2nd July) said that they were pleased to get the regular updates on progress and were increasingly confident that Yorkshire Water was managing the issue effectively, but residents should still remain vigilant and report any odour complaints promptly to Yorkshire Water at their Customer Helpline on 0845 1 24 24 24 and/or to East Riding Council on 01482 396301.