AT NORTHUMBRIAN WATER, LOOKING AFTER THE ENVIRONMENT AND REDUCING THE RISK OF FLOODING TO HOMES AND BUSINESSES ARE TWO OF OUR TOP PRIORITIES.
AS PART OF THIS COMMITMENT, WORKING CLOSELY WITH GATESHEAD COUNCIL, WE ARE LOOKING TO INVEST UP TO £4 MILLION TO UPGRADE OUR SEWERS AND HIGHWAY DRAINAGE IN THE HEWORTH AREA.
The solution will include the construction of a surface water pumping station located within the Heworth Interchange long stay car park and surface water drainage between the pumping station and Low Heworth Lane.
The new pumping station will remove a large proportion of flows from the Heworth Burn that currently discharge to the combined system. This will free up vital capacity in our network and reduce sewage overflow spills to the Tyne.
In addition, improvement work to existing sewers in Sunderland Road and the construction of a new relief chamber next to the Swan public house will complement Gateshead Council’s ongoing surface water improvement scheme providing much needed flood risk reduction.
We invest hundreds of millions of pounds every year to maintain and upgrade our water and sewer networks so we can make sure we provide you with a top quality product and safeguard our water and environment well into the future. Working in partnership to deliver water and sewerage services that meet the needs of current and future generations is one of our top priorities.
We recognise that, with construction work, noise and traffic disruption is difficult to avoid. Please be assured that we will do our best to reduce any inconvenience to you.
We want you to receive an outstanding service while we work in your community, and to help us deliver this, we have some guiding principles for our employees and partners.
When our work directly affects you, we will seek your views during the planning stage.
We will work with the local community and other relevant stakeholders to minimise the impact of what we need to do.
When working next to your home or business, we will do our best to contact you before the work begins and update you on progress and about any changes that may occur.
If we need to work on your land or in your property, we will return your land and/or property back to the condition they were immediately before the work began. We will agree this with you before we begin.
Our employees and partners will always act in a professional, courteous and helpful manner, keep their promises and ensure that any issues are resolved within a reasonable and agreed timescale.
Your opinion is important to us. We will ask for feedback on the performance of our employees and partners, as well as the impact our work has had on your and your community.
We will make sure work is carried out safely and that our working areas are secure and tidy.
We will respond quickly to any enquiries and investigate any concerns you may have about our work without delay.
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