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A Message from Yorkshire Water Thank you for picking up our handbook on Distribution. Water is a natural part of life, which humans do take for granted at times. Getting the cleanest water possible to your taps is our main priority. Lets see how we’ve accomplished this goal!

www.yorkshirewater.com


Distribution

DESIGNED BY KIERON ANTHONY LEWIS

CONTENTS PAGE / Service Reservior

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Distribution The Yorkshire Grid

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Reducing Disruption 7


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Service Reservoir

We’ve over

450 local reservoirs of treated water stored ready for delivery to your home.

Yo u r w a t e r h a s b e e n turned into great quality drinking water and now makes its way to our network of service reservoirs, which provide underground storage.

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We l ook af ter ar ound 20,000 m ile s o f cl ear wate r pipe s . We’ ve r e c e n t ly imp ro ved o ver 3 ,00 0 m ile s of them; en o u g h t o st r etch fro m N ew Yor k t o Yo rk.

Cle ane d wat e r is t aken fro m the se rvic e res e r v oir s t o your hous e via o ur ne tw o rk o f wate r m ains. It usua lly ta kes less than a we e k t o d e l i v e r wa ter to yo ur ho me - fr o m c o l l e c t i ng t he wa ter, to clea ning i t a nd g e t t i ng i t t o your ta p s - ima gine ho w fr e s h i t i s c o mpa r e d t o bo t t l e d w a t e r ! U n like bo ttled wa ter, o ur wa t e r d o e s n’t t rav e l tho usa nds o f miles be fo r e i t g e t s t o yo u, it ’s a l l l o c a l l y s o ur c e d ! 2


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The Yorkshire Grid The Yorkshire Grid has helped us avoid a hosepipe ban since 1996.

One of the things that make us unique is

OUR YORKSHIRE GRID which allows us to transport water from all our different sources (rivers, reservoirs and underground) to where it’s needed.

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The Yorkshire Grid

Yo ur ar e a isn’t relia nt o n on e par t ic u lar wa ter s upply. I f th e r e’s an u nexp ected p r ob le m wit h s upplyin g you with yo ur u s u al sou r ce o f wa ter, fo r e xam ple d ue to e x t r e m e we at her c o nd it ion s, we ca n use t he g r id t o d raw wa ter fr om an ot h e r so urce.

Fro m o ur s o phi s t i c a t e d co ntrol c e nt r e i n Bra dfo r d , w e c a n mo ni t o r wa ter l e v e l s a nd pr e d i c t who w i l l ne e d w a t e r , when a nd w he r e a nd ho w m uc h.

I f you r wat e r is usua lly s o ur c e d f r om bo reho les in t h e g r ou n d , yo u might r ec e ive r e se r vo ir o r river w at e r f r om t ime to time.

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Reducing Disruption

Inno va ti ve ne w te chni q ue s f o r re p a ir in g p i p e s me a n we’ ve b e e n a b l e to re d uce i nte rrup ti o ns to yo u r s e rvi ce by two thi rd s in re ce nt ye a rs .

We we re the fir s t w at e r co mp a ny i n the wo r ld to us e Pl a te l e t Te chno l o g y f o r re p a i ri ng p i p e s f ro m the i ns i d e .

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Reducing Disruption

Whirlwind

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A n e w c le an in g s ys te m w h ic h w e u s e t o c le an o u r w at e r m ain s w as based on a process f ir s t u s e d in th e f o o d in d u s t r y.



Distribution Booklet (RSA Project)