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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 Parvin

Good afternoon all, a further update regarding our work in Durham.

Old Elvet Storage

After the delay in the pipes getting delivered work has progressed very well, you will see our barriers along Old Elvet after the traffic lights, which are currently restricting the access to the front car park to The County Hotel, this is whilst we install our storage pipe across their entrance. The restriction will be removed once we are clear of that section, expected to be towards the back end of next week. So far, we have installed 16.5m of pipe and have another 41m to install, which could hold approximately 14,300 gallons of water, which is on average 350 bath full's. We are on track for this work to be complete by the end of November.


We successfully held our first overnight road closures last week at Freemans Place, whilst we worked to install our pipework around some live services in the ground. This will require further nightshift working next week, starting on Monday 19th for 5 nights, to complete this section of the pipe work.

The tunneling sub-contractor is starting onsite this week for up to 3 weeks, to tunnel towards the Combined Sewer Outfall (CSO).

We appreciate our work can be disruptive and the team would like to thank everyone for your continued patience and understanding whilst the essential works are being complete.

Please don’t hesitate to get in touch at or alternatively us the contact us link at the top of this page.

Thank you.


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