The Kelda Group has a responsibility to protect and enhance biodiversity for future generations. Biodiversity simply means the number of species of plants and animals occurring in one place. In general, high biodiversity indicates a healthy system that is undisturbed, that efficiently recycled water, oxygen and carbon, and that contains a thriving community of species.
In the Yorkshire region alone the Kelda Group owns approximately 28000 hectares of land. 12000 hectares of this are designated as Sites of Special Scientific Interest and it includes 17 nature reserves.
Read more about Yorkshire Water's flagship site at Tophill Low near Driffield.
Our land in Yorkshire also includes 35 UK priority habitats of national or international importance for conservation, including the largest area of lowland raised peat in England, 52% of the UK's limestone pavement and 28% of the UK's upland heathland.
Read more about biodiversity at Yorkshire Water, including our Biodiversity Action Plan and Biodiversity Strategy.