The construction phase of this project is now complete.

There may still be updates, so the project will remain here. We are still monitoring the project and will reply to any comments. So if you have any questions please feel free to comment or contact us here.



One of our top priorities is to reduce the risk of sewer flooding to our customers. Through our surface water management programme, ‘Rainwise’, we are working with our partners and local communities by managing the amount of rainwater in our sewer network. We have identified two areas in Crook and Howden le Wear where we can control the amount of rainwater entering the sewer, reducing the likelihood of flooding or pollution.

Update by Loren Jennings

Good morning, everyone.

I wanted to let you know that we are looking seriously at opportunities for flood risk reduction in proximity of High Hope Street in Crook and Hargill Road in Howden-le-Wear.  To further investigate, we are completing surveys over the coming week, so you may see more activity than you typically might be used to.    

These surveys are to measure the sewer network, map the ground surfaces and check for underground utilities.  This is important as these details would help us design a construction project to reduce the risk of flooding and pollution in your communities.

Please let me know if you have any questions.


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