What’s going on in Castle Road?

Are they building a new ruined Greek temple up at Sneaton Castle? That’s what it looked like to me when I visited it recently. Apparently not, though. Yorkshire Water is building a new six million litre reservoir.

Can you spot the difference?

I was under the impression that the new reservoir was being provided solely to cope with Whitby’s expanding population, but there’s more to it than that.

This is what YW has to say (full story, click here):

Three of these service reservoirs are located at the Castle Road site. The one that will be replaced is over one hundred years old and was built in 1910.
When complete in summer 2018 the reservoir will store 6 million litres of quality treated water. To put this into perspective, an Olympic size swimming pool holds 2.5 million litres of water.
Project Manager, Dave Ellis, said, “We’re committed to providing our customers with some of the best drinking water in the world. This investment should ensure that our customers in Whitby continue to receive a secure supply and excellent water quality for another 80 years.”

So, it’s about security of supply. Sometimes we feel that Whitby is out on a limb and forgotten. It seems that in this case, at least Yorkshire Water is thinking about us.

Scarborough Borough Council, take note.

One thought on “What’s going on in Castle Road?

  1. Bringing back home control of the privatised water monopolies is one of the aims of Labour’s Programme for government. We will fund the renationalisation of this national asset by issuing loan bonds at the incredibly low rate of interest of under 2% over 30 years and provide a secure haven for pension contributors. The Bank of England will stand as guarantor, ready with its powers of Quantitative Easing. No tax payers money need be spent. It will be under the regional control of the people of Yorkshire.
    We will be following in the path of the global movement for Water Justice and the city of Paris. The profits of the company will stay in our country to be invested in environmental protection and pipe distribution modernisation and fairer prices. Tax revenue will flow to our government. This is the future of the many not the few.

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