Outcome; We protect and improve the water environment
Description; The length of river (kilometres) in the Yorkshire Water region improved through our investments during 2015-2020.
Link Target More than or equal to 440km of river by 2020 Result 39.61 km as of attached data publication, programme continues (see below)
Full report for our annual performance report here was initially published in July 2019, updated in November 2019.
This is made up of; 100km from water service component and 340km from wastewater service component
About the data
We aim to publish a report on the total improvements by year end 2020, when the majority of the planned improvements are delivered. This is anticipated to equate to 356.96km from the wastewater component and 106.05km from the water component, giving a total of 463.01km against the 440km target.
At end of 2018/2019 there is zero cumulative river length to report for the waste water service component. We have completed a project at Clayton West which carries a river length of 3.4km but is part of a grouping of sites (with Lundwood, West Bretton and Bolton on Dearne). Grouped sites require all sites to be delivered before any river lengths can be reported. We aim to improve 356.96km of river for the waste water service component, which is higher than the performance commitment of target 340km. We aim to deliver this improvement in 2019/2020.
For the water service component, five projects (two fish passage, three flow) were signed off by the Environment Agency as complete in 2018/2019. These all contribute a cumulative total of 39.61km towards the target to improve 100km of river by the end of 2020. It is currently forecast that 66.44km of river improvements will be completed in year 5. This will bring about a total improvement of 106.05km which is higher than the performance commitment of target 100km.
An explanation of the performance commitment can be found here on P97.