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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.

Planned work

WORKING CLOSELY WITH RESIDENTS, BUSINESSES AND DURHAM COUNTY COUNCIL OVER THE COMING MONTHS, WE WILL BE DEVELOPING SOLUTIONS TO IMPROVE THE PERFORMANCE OF THE SEWER NETWORK IN DURHAM CITY.

You may see us or our contractors in your area, as we collect data to help us understand how surface water impacts on our sewer network during heavy rainfall as well as carrying out further site surveys to assist with the development of our outline solution.

FLASS VALE

We are planning to increase the capacity of the sewer network to reduce the risk of flooding from a sewer that runs through Flass Vale. This will be done by constructing an underground storage tank in land at the end of Flassburn Road. We will work with the Friends of Flass Vale, local residents and Durham County Council to minimise the impact of our work and restore the area on completion. Our initial work, taking place in June and July, will involve collecting data on ground conditions and carrying out environmental surveys.

ELVET RIVERSIDE

We are planning to upgrade the sewer network in the area around Elvet riverside to improve how it operates, particularly during wet weather. We will be undertaking survey work to help us develop our preferred solution which is but this is likely to involve new pipes and manholes in the area around Old Elvet, New Elvet, Elvet Waterside and Territorial Lane. We will be working with local businesses and residents to minimise the impact of the work we need to undertake.

WALKERGATE

We are planning to upgrade the sewer network in the area around Freemans Quay and Walkergate to improve how it operates, particularly during wet weather. We will be undertaking survey work to help us develop our preferred solution which is but this is likely to involve new pipes and manholes in the area between Walkergate and the River Wear. We will be working with local businesses and residents to minimise the impact of the work we need to undertake.

As we progress through the investigation phase and develop the outline solution we will share and update information on the portal and we would love to hear your views on our proposals.

Although the work we are undertaking at this stage is data collection to help us to develop our proposed solutions, we are hoping to be in a position to begin work on site in late 2017/early 2018. The duration of this work is very dependent on the solutions that are developed but we expect the work to take six to eight months to complete.

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At Northumbrian Water, we work to make a difference in your community.

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As well as the teams you see working in your streets, we have people doing a wide range of jobs that support that work to deliver the best possible water and sewerage services across the North East.

You can find out more about careers with Northumbrian Water and check out the latest vacancies by following the link below.

www.nwl.co.uk/careers