New £3.5m unit to control Saltend sewage odour

A multi-million pound unit is being built near Hull to control odour from a nearby waste water treatment plant.

The unit at Saltend will treat up to 40 million gallons of waste water every day and will cost £3.5 million to build.

Local residents were concerned by the recent smell of "rotten eggs" emanating from the sewage treatment plant.

They have been campaigning for Yorkshire Water, which manages the plant, to take action.

The water company said it hoped the new odour unit would help to ease the problem.

Matt Thompson, a spokesman for Yorkshire Water, said: "There's always likely to be some odour. What we're very confident about is that once this odour control unit is up and running in December, it will significantly reduce help to reduce the [smell]."

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