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Escomb Rising Main

Project to replace a failing pumping main from Escomb Pumping Station to Etherley Moor.

Project updates

Update by Sarah Jayne Vickers

Good afternoon everyone, we just wanted to provide you with an update as you will have realised our works are nearing completion.

This project involved replacing the failing pumping main pipe from Escomb Pumping Station to Etherley Moor.  This pipe has suffered several bursts since 2006 due to pipe’s age and condition. The new pipeline route is just under 1 mile (1.4km) in length and follows the existing Public footpath, which is now in situ and in service. We have a few outstanding things to complete over the next week or so, which involve erecting fencing around the land we occupied for the site compound and tidying of the area.

Ill follow this up with a further update once we have completed the finishing touches. 

We would like to thank everyone for their patience during our works.

Thanks

Sarah Vickers

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Update by Sarah Jayne Vickers

Good morning, a quick update to let you know that the traffic management has been removed yesterday from Etherley Moor Lane. No further traffic manaement is expected. Last week i was asked about the footpath and i advised we were constructing a manhole within the footpath. We expect the foot path will reopen in March.

I have included some pictures below to show the 100mm ductile iron pipework installed under the iron footbridge to carry new sewer across weardale railway, the pipe is hung from the wooden joists to preserve the listed ironwork bridge structure.

Thank you for your patience, and as always any questions please us the contact us at the top of the page.

Sarah

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Update by Sarah Jayne Vickers

Good morning, further on from my previous update re the traffic management. It has been decided, due to unforeseen circumstances to close the road. This closure will run between the hours of 9.30 and 3pm on the 7th February. During this time a diversion will be put in place, I have included a map below to show the route.

Thank you for your patience.

Sarah 

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Update by Sarah Jayne Vickers

Good afternoon Everyone, time for an update of where we are now and how long we can expect this to take.

You may have notice already we have some traffic management in operation at Etherley Moor, and we envisage this to be in place till the 15th Feb.

This is so we can tie in the new rising main into the main that runs down Etherley Moor, due to the amount of unmarked services in the ground, the vast majority of this will be dug by hand.

We apologise for any inconvenience this will cause.

If you have any questions or concerns please don’t hesitate to contact us, using the contact option at the top of this page.

Regards

Sarah Vickers

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Update by Sarah Jayne Vickers

Good morning All, Happy New Year and hope you all enjoyed the festive holidays.

Quick update to keep you all in the loop of what we have been up to and what we have planned over the coming weeks. 

All the directional drilling works (trench-less excavation) have been completed and tested. For us to carry out the directional drilling we need to dig out Launch and reception pits, these are large excavations where we start the drilling and where we are drilling the pipe through to, which are all now backfilled.

Over the coming weeks we are installing the scaffolding to the bridge, which will allow us to install the pipework to the underside of the bridge. This will then be followed by painting the pipe, connecting the pipe and carrying out pressure testing.

The most important thing to add all this work is carried out to the highest safety standards with the public and work force always front of mind.

We would like to thank you all for your patience! As always if you have any questions please use the contact us function at the top of the page.

Thanks 

Sarahjayne 

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Update by Sarah Jayne Vickers

With the Christmas Holidays coming up, it’s time to share our final post of the year!
We would just like to thank all our lovely customers for their continued support and cooperation throughout the year to allow our projects across the region to run as smoothly and quickly as possible. Our sites will be shutting down on Friday 21st December and will re-open Thursday 3rd January. For anything urgent, you can contact the 24-hour Customer Contact team at Northumbrian Water on 03457171100.
From all of us at MMB, we wish you all a Merry Christmas, and a very Happy New Year!

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Update by Sarah Jayne Vickers

Good evening all, I would like to make you aware that we are closing the foot path behind Beckett Close, I have attached a map below and highlighted the section. The closure will be first thing tomorrow morning and all being well, reopened on Wednesday. 

Thank you for your patience. 

Sarah Vickers MMB

 

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Update by Sarah Jayne Vickers

Good afternoon Everyone, I would like to provide you with an update as to what we have been up to and what we have planned up until we break up for Christmas on the 21st December.

The Open trench works south of the railway are progressing well despite the weather over the last week or so, we are approximately 25% complete on this section of our project. We have opted to directional drill (horizontal wells) the lower section of the pipe line to cause minimal disruption to the land owners, this section up to the railway will be complete by Christmas.

In the new year we will erect scaffolding under the railway footbridge to allow us access to install the new pipe under the bridge deck.

If you have any questions please dont hesitate to contact us using the 'contact us' button at the top of the page.

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Update by Sarah Jayne Vickers

Northumbrian water and Mott Macdonald Bentley were fortunate enough to be invited into Escomb Primary School.

The children of Escomb Primary School made our day!!

The project will impact on some of the children’s travel to school as a footpath will be closed, as we are working near the school we thought this was a prime opportunity to engage with school and demonstrate the importance of Health & Safety on a construction site.

Some of the project team and I presented a challenge to the children and some teachers on the importance of keeping safe when on site. Both children and teachers had to choose and dress up in the correct safety clothing which they all loved. Especially when a teacher had her/his toes trampled on…….. whilst wearing safety boots of course!!!

Our visit ended with us taking 14 children (mini police) for a walk to view our site.

Thanks to the site team who were happy to assist as they gave the children a demo of the digger.

All “Mini Police” received one of our safety certificates!

Thank you Escomb Primary.

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Update by Sarah Jayne Vickers

Good morning All, just wanted to share with you some of the amazing art work the children of Ecomb Primary school have handed in for our Wildlife art competition. There are so many amazing pieces of artwork you have made it extremely difficult to choose!

Over the coming weeks we will be arranging with the school to come in, announce the winners and hand out prizes! 

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