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 Shafqat Akbar

Hello. We have made steady progress on site since the last update on the Fontburn project. We have progressed the design detail and continued operations at several locations on site.

The temporary crane platforms are complete and advance works to remove the first of the silos have started.

We will start working in the pre-lime chamber and in the waste water building. The planning stage is at an advance stage.

The next operations are to continue with the pre-accommodation works.

The site and compound set-up are complete. The works areas comply with the covid management protocols. The Project supports "the three simple actions" promoted by the NHS; "wash hands, cover face and make space"




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