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 to residents along Hargill Rd and Railway Street in Howden-le-Wear.  Some of you might have received letters from us notifying you that we are undertaking surveys on private land.  I wanted to explain what we are hoping to achieve.

We want to reconfigure the sewer network within Howden-le-Wear to lower the likelihood of flooding.  This will allow us to better manage the surface water which falls during the rain.

To do this, we may need to undertake a lot of work within Hargill Road itself, meaning traffic and access could be difficult.  Instead of doing this, we are looking at the opportunity to run a new sewer behind the terraced homes and into the field.  This sewer would connect into our existing pipes near Howden Beck, near to the Primary School.  

The topographic surveys will let us know the shape of the land and determine if this is a viable alternative, one which would be far less bothersome to the traffic and highway.

Please let me know if you have any questions.  



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