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Water firm invests €4.1 million in new pipe system to reduce leakage

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Yorkshire Water is investing £3.5 million (€4.1 million) in new pipes for homes in the north of the UK as it tackles leakage problems.
Yorkshire Water is replacing pipework for homeowners in Wakefield and Castleford that meet its criteria in a bid to halt excessive leakage.
The water firm ran a similar scheme in Kirklees in 2019, replacing pipework for 366 homes and saving 500,000 litres of water per day as a result.
Martyn Hattersley, head of demand management at Yorkshire Water, said: “Our aim is to reduce overall leakage by 50% by 2050. As well as finding and fixing leaks in the road and on our supply pipes, working with customers to fix their private pipes will significantly reduce leakage in hotspot areas and help us to reach our goal.
“During the colder winter months, pipes are more susceptible to freezing, cracking and leaking. It’s important to keep an eye on any exposed pipe work in and around your home - wrap it in lagging if you can and get it fixed as soon as possible if it does burst. It helps to save water and protect your home.”