Improvements set for Rivelin Water Treatment Works

After lengthy discussions with conservation and community groups, plans have now been submitted for permission to construction the underground option to house the new tanks required for the first stage of the treatment process.

​This large project will enable Yorkshire Water to continue to supply water to large parts of Sheffield.

If you would like to know more about the project, a spokeperson from Yorkshire Water will be addressing the Crosspool Forum Open Meeting on Thursday, starting 7pm at St Columba’s.

View the plans – Sheffield City Council website

Three-way signals in place on Watt Lane

Three-way signals in place on Watt Lane
Three-way signals are in place on Watt Lane

Traffic lights were installed installed today on the Watt Lane/Cairns Road junction, causing minor delays to traffic.

The signals are in places that Yorkshire Water can renew lead piping. Work could go on until 6 October.

Queries should be addressed to Yorkshire Water quoting reference QB003167843150040.

Burst water main on Sandygate Road causes loss of supply and minor delays

Water main repairs have meant there are temporary lights in the precinct
Water main repairs have meant there are temporary lights in the precinct

A burst water main on Sandygate Road caused interrupted water supplies for some local buildings and minor delays in the precinct yesterday.

Temporary lights were installed in order for repairs to take place, resulting in only a single lane of traffic being able to pass outside the former Artisan restaurant building.

Water supplies were restored to 32-54 Sandygate Road at around 2pm on Wednesday. The roadworks and traffic lights are still in place this morning.

Lydgate reservoir ‘no longer available’ for housing

A confidential report leaked to The Star has revealed that Lydgate reservoir is no longer being considered by Yorkshire Water as a site for housing.

Although 900 new homes are planned for other locations, The Star report confirms:

Three proposed sites, two in Crookes and one in Tinsley, have been withdrawn, and three others are to have fewer homes than suggested.

Hadfield and Lydgate reservoirs in Crookes, where 60 homes were proposed, are no longer available – Yorkshire Water wants to keep them in use.

Read the full report on The Star website

Lydgate Reservoir housing plans in doubt

Plans to build new homes on the site of Lydgate Reservoir on Evelyn Road are in doubt following a statement from Yorkshire Water.

The information posted by Yorkshire Water’s Land Use Planning Manager on the consultation website reads:

I have now been informed by my operational colleagues that they are undertaking further investigations with regard to our distribution network in the area. Because of this I am not satisfied that there is in fact a “reasonable prospect” of the site coming forward within the plan period. I would therefore like to withdraw the site at least until our investigations are complete.

I am hopeful that we will have more certainty by the representations stage of the Publication Version and if in fact the site does prove to be surplus to operational use I will then ask for it to be included.

The site was one of 18 in Sheffield earmarked as part of a strategy to build 1,110 new homes.

Manchester Road roadworks could last until 13 June

Temporary traffic lights on Manchester Road
Temporary traffic lights on Manchester Road

Temporary traffic signals have gone up on Manchester Road, causing delays to commuter traffic.

The area affected is between the junction of Tapton Mount Close and Tapton House Road. The work by Yorkshire Water is scheduled to last until 13 June 2012.

A bus stop on the south side of Manchester Road has also been temporarily moved further up the street to accommodate the roadworks.

More information on the work from Balfour Beatty:

This work is being carried out as part of our ongoing schemes to renew water mains throughout Yorkshire in order to help prevent bursts and boost the drinking water quality.

This work consists of renewing a section of 4 inch cast iron water main at Manchester Road between Fulwood Road and Tapton House Road which will take approximately 8 weeks to complete.

We will be starting work 8 May 2012 at the Junction of Tapton House Road, progressing towards the junction of Sale Hill using 2 way traffic lights for safety. The work between Sale Hill and the junction of Fulwood Road will only be carried out on Sundays or during school holidays using 3 way traffic lights for safety.  Traffic lights will be manned at peak times to aid with traffic flow.

We understand the inconvenience these road works and traffic management cause to motorists but hope you appreciate this is in place for everyone’s safety while we carry out these essential water improvement works.

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Manchester Road water mains repair to take one month

The South West Community Assembly website reports on some upcoming roadworks on Manchester Road which will cause some disruption. They are due to start on 27 February 2012:

Yorkshire Water will be carrying out at Manchester Road, Sheffield.

This work is being carried out as part of our ongoing schemes to renew water mains throughout Yorkshire in order to help prevent bursts and boost the drinking water quality. This work consists of renewing a section of 4 inch cast iron water main at Manchester Road between Fulwood Road and Tapton House Road which will take approximately one month to complete.

We will be starting work 27 February 2012 at the Junction of Tapton House Road, progressing towards the junction of Sale Hill using 2 way traffic lights for safety. The work between Sale Hill and the junction of Fulwood Road will only be carried out on Sundays or during school holidays using 3 way traffic lights for safety. Traffic lights will be manned at peak times to aid with traffic flow.

More information is on the SWCA website