YORKSHIRE Water is installing 150 solar-powered cameras on wastewater outfalls as part of a pilot scheme to improve visibility of its sewer network, enable quicker assessment of equipment and reduce carbon emissions.

The initial installation phase of the Meteor cameras is underway at Yorkshire Water assets that connect to a number of its watercourses,including at Ilkley, Bradford, Leeds and Shipley.

The cameras will enable Yorkshire Water to quickly assess the condition of equipment and determine if an outfall requires further inspection, as well as allowing the utility company to carry out regular visual inspections.

Matthew Armitage, business transformation lead at Yorkshire Water, said: “River health is a significant concern for us and the wider public. These solar-powered cameras will allow our teams to quickly assess how our assets are performing.”