The construction phase of this project is now complete.

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Escomb Rising Main

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

Planned work

The notional solution comprises the provision of approximately1400 metres of new rising main (pressurised) sewer 100mm diameter pipe from Escomb Pumping Station and reconnecting into the existing combined sewer manhole on Etherley Moor. The route will mainly be located within grassland and follow the public Right of Way which crosses the Weardale Railway (via the existing footbridge). The new main will be constructed by excavating a series of trenches at a nominal depth of approximately 1 metre to install the new pipe. When work is required in the highway the contractor is likely to be cross in two halves to ensure access is maintained at all times. We would notify you in advance of the work if you will be directly affected.

Survey work will likely be carried out at the end of this year and early next with pipeline construction estimated to commence in April 2018.

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