Elvington Water Treatment Works
Yorkshire is self-sufficient in water with a grid system of pipes and pumps enabling water to be moved quickly around the region. This means that shortfalls in any specific areas can be made good enabling Yorkshire Water to maintain a high level of service to its customers.
The Authority has 138 reservoirs, supply 45% of consumers requirements. A further 22% comes from underground and the remaining 33% is extracted from rivers. The water treatment works at Elvington accounts for nearly 20% of all water consumed across the region and lies in a largely agricultural area.