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By Christine Taylor

Good afternoon, We just want to introduce ourselves to you all, we both work for the contract partner, ESH Stantec who will be delivering the work in this area. You may see our crews in the area carrying out works, please feel free to approach the crews and ask any questions.  Rachel and I, will also be out and about over the next year whilst these works take place.  Both of us are happy to answer any questions or find out any information you require.  We will endeavour to update this portal with information as we move around the area, please feel free to post any comments and we will be in touch. Have a lovely weekend. Christine & Rachel

By Rachel Rutter

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Good morning all, I hope everyone is enjoying the little bit of sun we are getting. This week the team are working on the directional drilled pipework for the Rising Main, which is nearly complete. The construction of the air value and washout chambers are ongoing to the A167m easement. New pipework has been installed from the discharge chamber to Brasside Sewerage Treatment Works and the team are now working on the West side of the railway line installing gravity pipework towards Chester Low Road. The team have begun preparation at Plawsworth Sewerage Treatment Works for the installation of foul sewer pipework. Thank you for your time. 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 all, Hope everyone is well! The team have been busy over the last few weeks and have completed the chemical dosing area including a safety check for delivery of chemicals and a water test. Work commenced to de-commission the existing tanks including isolation of the tanks and backfilling operations. The team have also been working with sub-contractors and have installed various covers/frames and chambers to the site. Thank you for your time. Please contact us direct if you have any questions at nwl.customer@esh.uk.com. Rachel

By Rachel Rutter

Good morning all, Hope everyone is well! As you may have seen works within the area have been progressing and the crew have completed the compound area and continue with the excavation for the new storm overflow tank. Although the team have experienced ground water ingress, this has been easily managed with the right equipment. Next week the team will be starting the reinforcement to the base of the tank. Thank you for your time. Please contact us direct if you have any questions at nwl.customer@esh.uk.com. Rachel

By Rachel Rutter

Good afternoon,  Id like to take this opertunity to indroduce myself, my name is Rachel Rutter and I am the Customer Liasion working for Esh Stantec on behalf of Northumbrian Water. Some of you may have seen myself and my colleague Annah out on-site last week providing residents with an update for works to upgrade the sewer network. The upgrade will increase capacity at the works, reducing the risk of pollution, and ensure this essential site continues to provide an effective treatment service for your home and the wider area. All the work will take place within our site and will be undertaken by Esh Stantec. Although we do not anticipate any disruption for you, we just wanted to let you know that you may notice increased activity and more vehicles using the access route through the village, as well as a little more noise from the site. The work will begin next month and will be limited to Monday to Friday, 8 am to 6 pm. We expect to complete our upgrade by the end of July 2024. We will keep you informed as the work progresses. If you have any questions or concerns, please comment on this post or email us on nwl.customer@esh.uk.com Thank you  Rachel

By Gabrielle Ward

Good Morning, Just following the letters you should have received last week with information on our upcoming work at Aldbrough Sewage Treatment Works (STW), I just wanted to this opportunity to introduce some of the Project Team. My name is Gaby Ward, I am the Customer Liaison Officer for Mott MacDonald Bentley (MMB). I will be conducting the engagement with our customers and posting regular updates on here. We also have David Greensmith, Northumbrian Water's Project Manager, David Mortemore Northumbrian Water's Customer Care Manager and working alongside myself at MMB is Colin Butler, our Contracts Manager and Martyn Dunbar our Site Agent.  We are due to commence on site from Monday 26th February, and the work will take approximatley 12 months to complete.  The first few weeks on site will allow the team to set up the site compound with our site cabins due to be delivered w/c Monday 18th March. During this time, it is necessary for us to implement a road closure along the road adjacent to the STW which will be in place for upto five working days. I have included a plan for you to view below. We apologise in advance for any inconvenience this may cause however, the safety of the public and our site team is our priority. Should you require any assistance, our site team will be more than happy to help you. A copy of the letter is also available to view here. If you have any questions in the mean time, please leave a comment below and a member of the project team will get back to you. We look forward to working in your area, and hopefully meeting some of you along the way!  

By Dave Eden

Hi everyone,   Works are progressing at Hexham STW Refurbishment though the wet weather continues to provide challenges. Works to extend the water main to the intended location of the new inlet works are complete as much as possible until the new inlet works is under construction. The Detritor continues to be refurbished offsite and is expected to be away around 3 more weeks. Works to repair and re-waterproof the existing distribution chamber are continuing and will take up to 4 more weeks depending on weather and flow issues. I am pleased to say the distribution columns and arms on the new filters are in place, meaning the filters are structurally complete and ready for seeding. Construction of the second recirculation manhole is underway. On completion of this manhole and the waterproofing works to the distribution chamber, we will be able to start passing flows through the new filter beds, which will gradually bring them into operation over a number of weeks. Looking ahead, the electrical alterations to improve the operation of Peth Head SPS pumping into Hexham STW is now expected to commence in a week or two and ground works for the new inlet works at the STW are imminent.   As mentioned previously, the continuing traffic management outside the site is not part of our works and is controlled by another contractor - emergency numbers should be displayed on the traffic management signage.   Thanks for taking the time to read the update. I have also attached photos to illustrate.   Dave Eden Project Manager

By Karen Alexander

Good afternoon, Earlier this month, I returned to Ingleton Primary to deliver a STEM session with pupils in their junior classes. My workshop this time was about Bridges and why they are important. We looked at different types of bridge design and examples of these in our area, including one in Sunderland built by Farrans, the Northern Spire, over the River Wear. We then looked at a very ancient method of bridge building, invented by Leonardo Da Vinci, which relied on the forces of gravity and friction to be load bearing. The pupils worked in small groups using pencils to build miniature Da Vinci Bridges. It was a lot trickier than it looked, but they showed great perseverance and determination to accomplish the task – qualities that will certainly impress future employers later in their lives. Kind regards Karen Alexander Farrans’ Community Business Partner

By Gabrielle Ward

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Good afternoon, I just wanted to let you know how our site team are progressing with the construction work at Chilton Lane STW. The sub base (capping layer) to the concrete road has been installed. As mentioned in our last update, the Northern Power Grid Kiosk is now complete. The bases to the Mecana, NSAF and Chemical Dosing Tanks that improve the quality of the flows and capacity of the works have been dug out and stoned up. The ducting works which feeds cables around the works are currently ongoing.  The Primary Ferric Dosing Point of Application (POA), Secondary Dosing POA and Caustic Dosing POA  have been completed (see photos for reference). This area of the STW adds chemicals into the flows to ensure its treated to a high standard. The Mecana blinding has been poured ready for the concrete base slab to be poured next week In the next month or so the MCC trough will be installed, the under slab works to the NSAF will be carried out, the team will continue with the ducting works and the drainage works will be constructed for the Mecana.  I have included some photos for you to view. Please feel free to leave a comment below should you have any questions and a member of the project team will get back to you.    

By Gabrielle Ward

Good Morning, It's been a while since our last post, so here's a quick update on whats been happening on site.  The compound has now been fully setup and is in use. We have started works in the chemical dosing area that has consisted of exposing an old retaining wall and then breaking all of the concrete out form the wall and the base. The team have also constructed new and safe walk ways around the Sewage Treatment Works. Keep a look out for more updates in the next month or so! If you have any questions, please leave a comment below and a member of the project team will get back to you. Gaby 

By Gabrielle Ward

Good Morning! Just a quick reminder of our event at Felton Village Hall, Main St, Felton, Morpeth NE65 9NH this afternoon. The team will be there from 3pm until 6pm to answer any questions you may have. There will also be drawings for you to have a look at, and some refreshments - even if you just fancy popping down for a cuppa and a chat!  We hope to see you there!  

By Karen Alexander

Good afternoon, Important update about planned road closure Earlier this month, we sent letters to a number of nearby properties, notifying of a planned road closure of the road between Hilton and Morton Tinmouth, north of the B6279. Due to unforeseen circumstances, the planned closure which was due to begin on Monday 19th February 2024, has been postponed at short notice. We are working to remove signage and make customers in the area aware. We will send out an updated letter to relevant properties with the revised date when this work has been rescheduled. We apologise for the inconvenience. 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’ Community Business Partner
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