Manchester Ship Canal to get £90m improvements
19 February 2013 Last updated at 17:15 GMT
Bream and other fish could return to the Manchester Ship Canal as part of a £90m clean-up.
United Utilities hopes improving the sewer network in and around the Trafford Park, Salford and Eccles corridor will lead to the return of fish in the waterway.
The money will also be used to build more rainwater storage into the city's sewers so that they are less likely to overflow into local watercourses.
Work will start in the spring and should be completed by December 2015.
The ship canal was first opened in January 1894 to bring sea-going ships from Liverpool to the Port of Manchester in Salford.