Weekly checks at Denaby plant after complaints

Frank Knapton MBE, of Mexborough stands infront of the River Don as he is complaining about the smell caused by a sewerage spill. Picture: Andrew Roe
Frank Knapton MBE, of Mexborough stands infront of the River Don as he is complaining about the smell caused by a sewerage spill. Picture: Andrew Roe
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Odours at a sewerage plant will be monitored weekly following complaints from residents about a foul smell.

Odours at a sewerage plant will be monitored weekly following complaints from residents about a foul smell.

Bosses at the waste water treatment facility in Denaby confirmed there had recently been a leak at the plant following complains from residents and councillors about the smell.

But Yorkshire Water, which operates the plant, said the problem has been resolved and vowed to monitor the issue every week.

A spokesperson said: “The pumps that were blocked and overflowing have now been fixed.

“To reduce the odours in the area we have two fully working odour control units on site.

“We appreciate that this problem has been on-going and has significantly impacted on the residents.

“To ensure we maintain this stance we plan to check the site every week.”

Campaigner Frank Knapton, 77, of Morton Road, Mexborough, who complained to Yorkshire Water about the issue, said: “I am now pleased to learn that Yorkshire Water seem determined to tackle this long standing problem in a more active manner.”