What we do
We manage the collection, treatment and distribution of water in Yorkshire, supplying around 1.24 billion litres of drinking water each day - that's a lot of water. At the same time we also collect, treat and dispose of about one billion litres of waste water safely back into the environment.
To do this we operate more than 700 water and sewage treatment works and 120 reservoirs. We look after 40,000 miles of water and sewerage mains - enough pipework to circulate the earth!
Our job is to keep the pipes in good working order and continually improve them. We're currently spending around £750 per household to maintain and upgrade our pipes and works to reduce the risk of bursts, low water pressure, incidents of discolouration, sewer flooding and odour problems.
We use water from reservoirs, rivers and boreholes and have a unique water grid system which allows us to move water around Yorkshire to where it's needed most. But we're about much more than just water and sewerage services. We're one of Yorkshire's largest landowners and have opened a lot of our land for our customers to enjoy. Visit the recreation section to find out more about the places you can visit and download walks, cycle and horse-riding routes, as well as podcasts and activities for kids .
As one of Yorkshire's biggest companies we work closely with local communities. Through our latest community campaign 'one million green fingers' we're creating sustainable gardens and allotments in primary schools across Yorkshire.
Our vision is "to be clearly the best water company in the UK" and we're working hard to achieve it.
For further information visit www.yorkshirewater.com
Tel: 01274 692515