Durham City Sewer Network Improvements

We are planning work to improve the performance of the sewer network in Durham City and improve your environment.

Update by Sarah Jayne Vickers

Afternoon All, just wanted to let you know me and Joan have been out with the Friends of Flass Vale gang, what a lovely bunch of people. They didn’t expect too much of us today, we were given a grand tour of the vale by Val, and she showed us the hard work people had put into the area and the other hard work that is going to be needed over the coming months.  

We also bumped into Nicola on our way to meet the Friends of Flass Vale, who was at the allotments she allowed us a little look around. I have included some of the photos and think the face carvings are fantastic.

As well as helping in the vale, we also posted some letters to several properties located close to the site compound to inform them of the progress, and what they can expect to see next. I have pasted this below for your info.

I look forward to working with the Friends of Flass Vale over the coming months whilst our project is ongoing.


                                                                                                                 Spectrum 5

                                                                                            Spectrum Business Park


                                                                                                                Co. Durham

                                                                                                                    SR7 7TT

Our Ref:         SN017/0224   

Date:               16th May 2018            


Dear Customer


We want to keep you up to date with work in your area.


You may have noticed increased activity recently, particularly in terms of vehicular movements. We are nearing the end of importing quarried limestone to provide working platforms and an access road for our sheet piling works. These works are due to start in mid-June and will involve a piling press and a crawler crane. As these are large items of plant they require a substantial working platform.

Before we progress with this large operation we have some tunnelling work to carry out. We will install a 40m long tunnel, which will be 375mm diameter and located under garden land on Flass Burn Road. A manhole will be constructed so we can tie this into the existing sewerage network.

We will keep you regularly updated with progress and thank you for your continued patience. You can also find out more information about our project on our community portal at and following the link to ‘Durham City Sewer Network Improvements’ page. Regular updates will also be posted there and you will find advice and answers to some frequently asked questions.


If you require any further information or advice please contact our Customer Centre on 0345 717 1100 or visit to request a call back from the project team.


Yours sincerely


David Groark

Project Manager


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