Yorkshire East Coast wastewater programme, Pontefract

14 April, 2016 | 11:00 - 13:00

Works being done to improve waste water treatment.
Works being done to improve waste water treatment.

About this event

100th meeting

Join our Retired Members' group as they celebrate their 100th meeting.

The Environment Agency, Yorkshire Water, Welcome to Yorkshire, Scarborough Borough Council, East Riding of Yorkshire Council and the Rural Affairs Forum came together in a partnership to improve the quality of bathing waters at Yorkshire's bathing beaches. The presentation will focus on the major works implemented at Scarborough and Bridlington.

Driven by the need to comply with the much higher standards stipulated by the EU's Revised Bathing Water Directive (rBWD) and the objective of achieving the 'Excellent' standard which would enable local authorities to apply for a European Blue Flag, Yorkshire Water secured £110m of additional funding to invest in their assets at eight resorts along Yorkshire's east coast.

At Scarborough, the £50m scheme involved major engineering works on Marine Drive and at Peasholm Gap and an upgrade to the existing wastewater treatment works, where a dedicated storm discharge ultraviolet light disinfection system was installed. Marine impact modelling helped minimise the construction work whilst maximising the benefits.

At Bridlington, the £40m works included a new CSO with fine screening, an underground tunnel to transfer storm water from the CSO to the promenade, a new storm water pumping station on the Spa Promenade, a new long sea outfall, an extension to the existing headworks pumping station and provision of additional treatment capacity at Bridlington WwTW.


10.30: Coffee
11.00: Talk by Phil Press (Arup) and Lee Pitcher (Yorkshire Water)
12.45: Bar open and 100th celebrations followed by buffet lunch


Phil Press CEng MICE is a Chartered Civil Engineer and an Associate at Arup. He was one of the principal project managers on the scheme.

Lee Pitcher is Head of Wastewater Operations at Yorkshire Water and was formerly Bathing Water Strategy Manager. He is a graduate in Asset Management (University of Leeds).


Please contact mail@hughallan.net by 12 April 2016 stating your lunch requirements. Buffet lunch is £11 plus £2 for dessert (pay on arrival).

Joint meeting with IMechE and IET, organised by the Retired Members' group.