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Murphy subsidiary helps clean up Blackpool beach

18 May 15 United Utilities has appointed J Murphy & Sons to design, build and commission works in connection with the replacement of Harrowside Outfall in Blackpool.

Blackpool beach
Blackpool beach

The project started on site this month and is being delivered by Murphy subsidiary Land & Marine Engineering. The works are part of United Utilities’ £100m investment to improve the sewer network along the Fylde Coast over the next five years.

The sewer improvement works are taking place just to the south of Blackpool Pleasure Beach.

United Utilities senior project manager Brian Sharp said: "This year, bathing waters will be judged for the first time against the new stringent European bathing water laws. All of Fylde’s bathing waters passed the previous standards so we’ve come a long way in improving water quality but the stricter directive means we all need to do more. United Utilities is absolutely committed to playing its part and investing in the area to help further clean up the sea off the coast of Blackpool. We look forward to working with Murphy and Land & Marine to support us in delivering this significant contract”.

Land & Marine managing director Andrew Ball said: “We are delighted to have been awarded this contract, which is testament to the skills and experience of our marine personnel.”

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