Burnhope Reservoir

Together with our supply partners Esh Stantec we plan to carry out operational maintenance works to Burnhope Reservoir, adjacent Wear Valley Water Treatment Works, this year. These works are needed to ensure the resilience of the reservoir. The work at Burnhope Reservoir, which has a project value of more than £1.8M is planned to start in July 2022.

Update by Rachel Rutter

Good afternoon,

Hope you had a lovely weekend. 

Our site team have installed the stone access ramp to the Outlet Tunnel spillway with edge protection barriers/fencing along with the installation of the pedestrianised access stairway.  

They have also carried out further essential investigatory trial holes to further understand the alignment of existing assets, followed by continuing on with the excavation around the existing water treatment 800 dia supply main to the treatment works in preparation of the installation of the new pipework valves & concrete thrust restraints

We are expecting delivery of both the new Valves and the new 600 dia Ductile Iron pipework this week Monday/Tuesday ready for the install of the new Cross Connection works.

If anyone would like to discuss our works in more detail, please feel free to contact us by commenting on this post or sending an email to

Thank you 


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