Below is the information about Yorkshire Waters scheme. Please feel free to share the information. If you have any questions please do contact him on 07790 617933.

The compound area will be roughly in the area marked below.

We’re about to start a scheme to replace a pipe that takes water from Angram reservoir around the north shore of Scar House reservoir. The existing pipe has reached the end of its serviceable life and needs replacing.

The pipe connects to the gravity fed Nidd aqueduct that takes the water to be treated before supplying customers around the region via our Yorkshire water grid of water mains.

The pipe allows us to use the high-quality water from Angram reservoir at all times and, if we needed, to lower the levels of water in Scar House reservoir to complete maintenance work. Scar House reservoir water can have some discolouration due to the nature of the catchment area for this reservoir and this has to be removed during the treatment process.

From Monday 17 May 2021 our contract partner, Morrison Water Services will commence work on our behalf work to lay the new pipe and we expect it will take until late autumn 2021 to complete. Our normal working hours will be 7.30am to 5.30pm Monday to Friday.

Prior to the main works starting we’ll need to build a compound area with welfare facilities and the storage of materials. This will be located off the service road for the reservoir just after the turn off for the car parking area.

The exit road from the car park will need to be closed and temporary 2-way traffic lights will be installed on the car park entrance from the access road. Arrangements will be made for the weekend and the Dales bus service to use the exit road for their Sunday service.

As we’re working on the north shore, we’ll need to take materials and mechanical vehicles across the crest road. Our site team will supervise all vehicle movements to ensure the safety of walkers and other users.

We’ve liaised closely with the North Yorkshire County Council public rights of way officer and, for safety reasons, it will be necessary to close the footpath along the north shore of Scar House reservoir.

The footpath will be diverted via the nearby county road past the former hamlet of Lodge before re-joining the path by the sheepfolds. I’ve attached a map of the diversion route. The diversion route is more popular with walkers.

Once our work is completed, we’ll reinstate all our working areas.

We’re writing to customers in the area to let them know about the scheme and that their water services will not be affected and we won’t need access into their premises. We’re also giving advice to always be aware of bogus callers and before letting anyone in please make sure they ask to see identification.

We’ve apologised for any inconvenience our works may cause and thanked everyone in advance for their patience. We’ll do everything we can to keep disruption to a minimum and complete the work as quickly as possible.

If you have any questions about this work please contact our customer experience team on 0344 848 1099 (Monday to Thursday 8am to 5.30pm and 8am to 5pm on Friday) and quote reference Capital YW.200311.

Scar footpath Closure due to site works

Kind regards, Mark Alsop, Customer  Liason Advisor, 07790 617 933

Scar House Bunk Barn 17 Bunks will remain open

Scar Cafe will be open Mon Fri 11.00 4.30, Sat Sun 10.30 4.00, when weather is not dreadful.