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By Julie Oakley

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Good afternoon, I'd just like to start this update by introducing myself! My name is Julie Oakley, I am a Customer Liaison Officer for MMB and I will be taking over from Gaby and will be conducting the engagement with our customers and posting regular updates going forward! The site is starting to develope with various equipment being delivered over the coming weeks and works have began. I would like to introduce the team Paul Coates - Site Agent - JNB Matthew Reeves - Site Engineer - JNB Julie Oakley - Customer Liaison Officer - JNB If you have any issues or concerns please free to catch one of the site team or leave a comment below

By Anya Lowes

Morning everyone, we hope this message finds you well. Here is the latest update for Springwell Enhancements Project.   Mount Lane will reopen to single file traffic and pedestrians this Friday, however there will be a set of two way traffic lights in place for two weeks, these will act as a safety zone whilst MMB reinstate land to the North & South of Mount lane. Over on our reservoir site the team on site have been busy continuing to position the wall infills and columns within the reservoir. Roof panel deliveries will begin to arrive on site from next week. Other activities taking place currently include steel work, valve installation and commencing work on the drain down pipe. Our next concrete pour is set to be the 6th of June, but we will confirm closer to the time. Pipelaying continues elsewhere across the project. Work over at Eighton Banks, we are working hard to reopen the public rights of way in early June. As always, we appreciate your ongoing support and understanding as we advance with these essential works. 

By Christopher Bond

Good Morning Everyone, I hope you have all had a chance to enjoy some sunshine when it has eventually shown its face. As a way of an update, the site team have been progressing really well on site and have constructed over 50% of the sewers and manholes.  We propose to work this Saturday (18th May) to ensure we continue our good progress with the bank holiday weekend approaching. Please feel free to contact NWL if you have any questions or queries

By Karen Alexander

Good afternoon, We’re continuing with our preparation work along the pipeline route, and we’ve arranged a short-term road closure in conjunction with Durham County Council in the coming weeks. The road closure will be on B6277 north of the junction to Naby Lane from Tuesday 28th May 2024 to Wednesday 5th June 2024.  An official diversion has been agreed and signage has been placed on the roadside to direct drivers.  An illustration of the diversion route is given below, with the closure point marked with a ‘red star’.  It is important that large vehicles follow this official diversion route, as other smaller lanes around the villages of Lartington and Cotherstone that may also potentially avoid the closure, are not suitable for HGVs. There will be an impact on public transport as a result of the road closure.  Some bus stops in Lartington and Cotherstone will be without a normal service for the number 95 and 96 Weardale buses for the duration of the B6277 road closure, starting from Tuesday 28 May.  To minimise any inconvenience for the local community we have arranged for a temporary shuttle bus service to operate during the period of the closure.  Durham County Council will put notices on all affected bus stops informing passengers of the temporary arrangement, this will happen the week before the closure.  Weardale Travel will also put notices and posters on the number 95 and 96 buses and advertise this change on their Facebook page and website: Weardale Travel (weardale-travel.co.uk).  We are advising passengers to check this information prior to travel.  With all construction projects, unexpected delays can sometimes occur. Please be assured that we’re working closely with our partners to do all we can to minimise any disruption for you and your community throughout the work.  We’ll be working as quickly and as safely as possible and thank people for their patience while this essential work is happening.  Typical working hours will be between 7.30am – 6.00pm, Monday to Friday and 8.00am – 2.00pm on a Saturday. If you’d like to speak to a member of our project team, you can telephone our customer contact centre on 0345 717 1100 or tweet us on @nwater_care and we will be very happy to help you.   Kind regards Karen Alexander Farrans’ Stakeholder and Social Value Co-ordinator  

By Karen Alexander

Good morning, We’ll be installing temporary two-way traffic lights on the A67 Darlington Road, on Tuesday 28 May until 9 June 2024. This is so we can carry out realignment work for the access road to our site compound with the A67, to improve safety for vehicles driving into and out of our site. The location is approximately two miles to the east of Barnard Castle, as indicated by the ‘red star’ on the image below. We’ll be installing two-way traffic lights to keep road users, as well as our construction team safe while the construction work is taking place. We’ll be working as quickly and as safely as possible and thank people for their patience while this essential work is happening.  If you’d like to speak to a member of our project team, you can telephone our customer contact centre on 0345 717 1100 or tweet us on @nwater_care and we will be very happy to help you.   Kind regards Karen Alexander Farrans’ Stakeholder and Social Value Co-ordinator  

By Anya Lowes

Morning, I have attached our latest Springwell Enhancements Project leaflet. This has been circulated within the last 48 hours so for those who did not receive one there is access to it here. Springwell Enhancements Project leaflet Kind regards Anya

By Rachel Rutter

Good morning, The team have recently completed works to the new storm overflow pipe and the final connection into the existing storm overflow chamber has been made and is ready to receive flows once the rest of the works are complete. This week the crew have commenced works to install the new storm return rising main, with the concrete beening cut along the length of the trench and excavation works ongoing. Next week they will be continuing with this work and start installing the pipework. Thank you for your time. Have a great weekend! Please contact us direct if you have any questions at nwl.customer@esh.uk.com. Rachel

By Rachel Rutter

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Good morning, Within Northumbrian Water areas the new flow meter chamber construction is complete. The Rising main pipework has been installed and the drainage outlet pipework from the flow meter chamber to wet well chamber has been completed. Reinstatement of topsoil is underway, and you may have seen is partially complete. ESH have also completed the removal of timber bog mats and a partial reinstatement of fields within the easement area. Topsoil remains to be stone-picked and rotavated prior to seeding works commencing. Remedial works to benching within the wet well chamber is ongoing. Air valve and washout chambers are nearing completion, while waiting for a suitable weather window to reinstate fields and topsoil. Over the next week you may see the team are working close to Chester Low Road while a new manhole is being constructed. Thank you for your time and have a wonderful weekend! Please contact us direct if you have any questions at nwl.customer@esh.uk.com. Rachel

By Rachel Rutter

Good morning, Over the next couple of weeks, the team will continue with optimisation of chemical dosing to the treatment process, on site lab analysis is being carried out daily to monitor the quality of the effluent during the chemical dosing optimisation period. The team are continuing with reinstatement of site access roads alongside general tidying, reinstatement and landscaping works. Thank you for your time! Please contact us direct if you have any questions at nwl.customer@esh.uk.com. Rachel

By Alice Blackett

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Good Afternoon, I hope you are all well. Duct and draw pit box works are currently in progress along with the concrete slab works surrounding the pumping station valve. The team are continuing with by-pass pipework and flow meter chamber works. Please contact us direct if you have any questions at nwl.customer@esh.uk.com. Thank you for your time. Alice

By Alice Blackett

Good afternoon, I hope everyone is well! The end is now in sight as the tank is now fully functional without the use of additional pumps. Paving is due to be completed around the tank before we can remove the compound and carry out general reinstatement works. Please contact us direct if you have any questions at nwl.customer@esh.uk.com. Alice

By Dave Eden

Morning All. Time for another Hexham STW Refurbishment update: The seeding of the new filter beds is continuing, and the samples continue to look promising. We have had some external sampling carried out and await the results. The inlet works area is progressing well, with most of the ducts and draw-pits in place and the MCC slab, Wash water booster slab and flow meter chamber underway. Coring into the existing balancing tank is currently on hold due to some tooling issues but is programmed to re-start 20/05/24. Assuming all goes well we will be looking to start the super-structure of the inlet works in early June and also complete the final epoxy coating of the re-furbished distribution chamber around th same time. Thanks for taking the time to read through the update. There is some further information in and with the photos.
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