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By Brian Hall

Hello everyone We are well established on site now and work is proceeding well despite the heavy rain we have had lately that has caused water to run onto the site so conditions have been pretty challenging. There may be more work to do on site than was originally planned; and that with the 8 inches of water on site last week may mean our timescales may have to be extended slightly. It looks like we have a water vole in the beck next to the works, which is lovely but at the moment we cant go anywhere near in case we disturb them. I will keep you posted on how things proceed as we go Brian  

By Brian Hall

Hi everyone The preliminary work at Grassholme has been completed and we have finished the first stage of work We will be leaving site now until next February (maybe March!) when the weather improves and we can commence the next phase There will be updates once we have a date to return In the meantime we hope you all have a good winter Best regards The Grassholme Team  

By Sarah Jayne Vickers

Good afternoon All, just want to give you a quick overview of what is going on as we speak. Works are underway for the preparation of the Micro-Tunnelling which is due to start on the 25th November. During the middle of last week, we began work to excavate the launch pit, located in the old car park along territorial lane. There was also the arrival of a 50t Crawler Crane (picture included below). This week we are setting up the micro tunnelling equipment in the launch pit, and on Wednesday after the installation of the Traffic Management, the excavation of the reception pit will begin (3-4 days). The reception pit is where the micro tunnelling is being directed. It is approximately 57 meters in length of drilling, between launch and reception pit. This activity will take 2 weeks to complete, following this week commencing 9th December we will be demobilising the tunnelling equipment. If you are interested in seeing a video please select the hyperlink which will direct you to a short vidoe on YouTube of Micro tunnelling. If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to comment below or use the ‘contact us’ at the top of the page to speak to one of our project team. Thanks Sarah

By Joan Tatters

Good Morning, I understand that the electricity disruption went to plan even though rock was found at the bottom of the trench  but there were no delays in the outage. As far as their site work for us went, that too went really well. Here are a few items you may find useful:- The contact tank and balance tank chambers have passed the "drop" test. (they have been filled with water to monitor any weeping) Pumping station pump plinths have been built and concreted in Electrical work is continuing and the progress of the subcontractor is to programme Installation for the tanks on the east side of the treatment building has been limited this week Surface water drainage in front of the pumping station completed. The weather hasn't been to kind to the programme of the work these passed few weeks but the team are moving on ahead. I've included some photos for you. Please feel free to ask away if you have any questions.      

By Joan Tatters

Good Morning, Again I would just like to thank the residents and businesses along Great Lime Road for their continued patience and co-operation during our work. Michael and the team are hoping to be off site by the end of the week. The end is in sight!!!! Don't forget if you want to know anything about the project just drop me a line.   Thanks again

By Sarah Jayne Vickers

Works are continuing well, as planned. The construction of the 2.4m diameter underground overflow chamber, that will connect into the existing sewer network, has started. These works in the swan carpark by will be complete by mid-December. Works are still ongoing within Heworth Long stay car park and will continue in the run up to Christmas where we are expecting to be complete by the 20th December. We would like to thank you for you continued patience and understanding during these works. As always, any questions please don’t hesitate to ask. Thanks Sarahjayne

By Ben Gilbert

Hello everyone. Since my last update we have continued to make really good progress with our planned works, nearly completing all the repair works needed to the decant arms inside of the basin. Our activities for the next week will surround finishing some minor further works to the decent arms, before we start to test and commission the basin to make sure everything is working as expected. We will then start to plan bringing the basin back online. During the week you may notice a crane returning to site which is needed to undertake this part of the project. Thank you for your patience and co-operation while we carry out this vital work. If you have any comments or concerns, please comment below or use the contact us button at the top of the page. Ben

By Brian Hall

Hello everyone We have made really good progress this week closing down the civils work across the Gaunless scheme – especially Ramshaw. As you can see from the photo the site is taking good shape. Once the weather calms down we can complete landscaping. The electrical and mechanical work is almost complete and the Commissioning is going really well now. We have a good strong team in place now to help us to get everything running smoothly. Will  update you again on progress over the next few weeks. Enjoy your weekend. Martin  

By Anthony Birkett

Hi Everyone I was on site this morning and got caught in a torrential downpour! I was drenched! Once I dried myself off I spoke to the site team about our progress on site. We continue to make good progress with the CSO(Combined Sewer Overflow) and associated drainage. The traffic lights will remain in place for now but will be removed and the road reinstated before Christmas. I'll remember my umbrella next time I visit! Regards Tony

By Amanda Hunt

Afternoon Everyone, Following Ronnie's post I thought I would take the opportunity to introduce myself. I'm Amanda Hunt, Customer Care Manager for Northumbrian Water and part of the project team who will be at Teal Farm Community Pub on Wednesday 27 November 2019 between 3.30pm and 7pm I am really looking forward to it and if your available please pop along and say "Hello".  Thanks Amanda  

By elaine smith

Hi,  I'm Elaine Smith, NWL project Manager for our Corbridge, Riding Mill and Stocksfield Study. We're working together with the Environment Agency and Northumberland County Council to reduce flood risk in local communities. As part of our information gathering stage we will have a team of surveyors from Atlantic Geomatics out and about in Stocksfield and Riding Mill starting from Monday 25th November. They will be carrying out manhole surveys and surveying cross sections of the local watercourses so that we can update and improve our hydraulic model of the local area. I will be out in Riding Mill and Stocksfield on Monday 18th November, hopefully to meet some of the local residents and to let you know more about our study. If you wish to get in touch directly you can register to comment on this community portal page or contact us by telephone via the NWL Customer Contact Centre on 0345 717 1100 Elaine  

By Ronnie Doran

Hi Everyone, I'm Ronnie Doran, Northumbrian Water's Project Manager for the investment work we are planning at Washington Sewage Treatment Works (STW). Along with the rest of the project team we will be keeping you updated as the project progresses.  We aim to start work soon but before we do we are also holding a customer information session at Teal Farm Community Pub on Wednesday 27 November 2019 between 3.30pm and 7pm. This is an opportunity for you to find out more about our planned work, meet the project team and discuss any questions or concerns you may have. If you can't make it you can always use the 'Contact us' button at the top of this page if you have any queries or would like to speak to the project team.  Whichever way is best, we'd really like to hear from you.
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