Deepdale Water Main Renewal, Barnard Castle

We will be investing £900,000 in our strategic trunk mains network. This work will help secure and maintain water supplies into the future, this work will not affect your water supplies.

Update by Dave Eden

Afternoon all and a happy new year.

We are back at Deepdale completing the works onsite.

The final connection is now in place and ready to go. We just need approval from Northumbrian Water to say the water is clean and then the new main can be brought into service. This will be done slowly over a couple of days to avoid causing any discolouration or taste issues to your water supply. Once this is complete the process of removing the temporary water main over the bridge, backfilling excavations and general reinstatement can begin.

In the meantime, we are working to get as much of the advance reinstatement works done as possible, such as repairing the existing chamber walls which were removed to allow the new main to be connected.

We are working without traffic lights at the moment to minimise disruption to the public, but they will have to be put in place again on Monday 14th January to give us the required working room.

As always, thank you for your continuing patience.



P.s. Please be aware that the repeated build up of mud/slurry on Lartington Lane between our work area and the entrance to Deepdale nature reserve is not caused by us but is running down the hill from another site. We have kept and will continue to keep the road as clean as reasonably possible.

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