Yorkshire Water’s Repair and Maintenance Project Extended in £250m Deal

Yorkshire Water’s Repair and Maintenance Project Extended in £250m Deal

About Yorkshire Water

Yorkshire Water manages the collection, treatment and distribution of water in the Yorkshire region, supplying around 1.24 billion litres of drinking water to more than 5 million people per day. The company employs 2, 500 colleagues and relies on an extensive network of over 700 treatment works, 130 reservoirs and 62, 000 miles of mains to transport water around the whole county. This is achieved through their use of a unique grid system. In order for such a complex system to be kept working effectively, the company has to constantly pour investments into it, which is the reason behind their injection of £3.8 billion back into the local economy between 2015 and 2020. Yorkshire Water is more than just a water company though — they’re also the second largest land owner in Yorkshire with 80, 000 acres of land, to which they welcome thousands of visitors to come and enjoy some of the most scenic spots found anywhere in Yorkshire each year. The company’s vision is “taking care of the water environment for good” and they’re justifiably delighted to be awarded platinum status in the Business in Community environment index for their work in the area.

A Morrison Utility Services technican repairing a water pipe

The £250m Repair and Maintenance Project Extension

Yorkshire Water has awarded a three-year contract worth £250 million to Batley-based Morrison Utility Services (MUS) to help complete essential maintenance and repair work on its clean water network, which spans 31, 000 kilometres.

As part of the contract, MUS will act as the sole service provider for the water mains repairs across the region as well as the installation of water meters. They’ll also be carrying out street works and all of this will involve attending over 100, 000 call-outs per year.

MUS, whose northern office is located in Batley, has hundreds of technicians employed to deliver these essential services for Yorkshire Water.

David Stevenson, Head of Water Distribution at Yorkshire Water said: “We are very pleased to award a three year extension of our Water Service Agreement contract to Morrison Utility Services. This is testament to the strength of our relationship with MUS and our trust in their ability to deliver the best possible service for our customers at the best price with the highest levels of safety.”

The three-year contract extension has been awarded to MUS two years ahead of schedule, bringing the total remaining duration to five years.

Charles Morrison, Chief Executive, Morrison Utility Services, comments: “We are delighted to have been awarded this three year contract extension as sole partner for Yorkshire Water’s Water Service Agreement contract. We look forward to building upon the collaborative working relationship that we share with our client and our aim now is to continue to develop safe, cost-efficient and innovative ways of working that will deliver a positive customer experience across Yorkshire Water’s operational territory.”

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