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 Colin Butler

Good Afternoon folks,

Another brief update on our works in Durham which are now progressing through Old Elvet. It's been slow going of late, and devilishly tricky to negotiate unexpected service crossings, Victorian cluverts and most recently, a wall! Old Elvet dates back approximately 1000 years and it's fascinating to see the new road surface laid upon a Victorian road which in turn is laid upon a Medieval road. My colleagues and I are working closely with Durham University's archaeological team who're recording any and all items of interest. I know that Stuart, our resident archaeologist will be happy to explain what it is we're doing should any of you wish to ask any questions when passing by. Despite the consistent obstacles we are still making adequate progress and have began diverting surface water flows into our new pipeline and directly into the river as we're picking up road gulleys as we go.

As ever, please take the utmost care when crossing Old Elvet and pay attention to signage and temporary traffic signals. If you're stuck, lost or in need of any assistance my team are always willing to lend a hand. We have first aiders on hand in the event of any emergencies and a defibrillator onsite so never hesitate to approach us.If you have any queries please direct them to or my colleague  

Stay safe and have a great weekend.


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