Fontburn Lime Dosing

Northumbrian Water is investing £3 million to upgrade the Water Treatment Works at Fontburn to make sure you continue to receive excellent quality tap water in the future. The work, which will commence from early March 2020 will see upgrades to the facilities and water treatment equipment within the site and we aim to complete this by September 2020. Northumbrian Water’s trusted partner, Interserve Construction Limited will be carrying out this work on our behalf. Residents may notice an increase of vehicular traffic to and from the site whilst deliveries are made although we will of course do all we can to keep the disruption to a minimum. Please be assured that your water supply will not be affected by these works. Glyn Jenkins NWL Project Manager

Update by Brian Hall

Fontburn Water Treatment Works – Lime Dosing Refurbishment Project Background - Fontburn Water Treatment Works has a deployable output of 19 Mega litres per day. Located in Warkworth, Northumberland it is a strategically important works supplying 68,636 properties in Northumberland. NWG has given a DWI (Drinking Water Inspectorate) Undertaking to deliver a technical solution for replacement of the lime dosing system by the 31st of August 2020. To achieve this and to prevent issues with the water leaving the works a refurbishment of the existing system will be carried out in two phases. Phase 1 will commence on site by the end of March and will progress until September 2020. The date for Phase 2 will be confirmed in due course. The scope of the work to achieve this will include replacement of the existing bulk storage silos, batching tanks and ultimately new dosing equipment. In addition other activities will be carried out concurrently to upgrade other processes on site. The technical solutions will address the DWI Undertaking for compliance requirements and deliver a key strand of our strategy to maintain water quality standards. The benefit the customer will ensure Clean Clear Drinking Water that Tastes Good being received at their tap ensuring NWG achieves our Overall Drinking Water Quality compliance Measure of Success. Glyn Jenkins NWL Project Manager


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