Lamesley Rising Main Replacement

To replace a failing pumping main from Lamesley Sewage Pumping Station to Birtley Sewage Treatment Works.

Project updates

Update by Rachel Rutter

Good Afternoon All, 

The site team are making great progress, up to now the Trial hole work for confirmation of services in the field on the corner of Haggs Lane and Lamesley road should be complete tonight. Further investigations will be required in this area to confirm the route of the existing rising main here.

Various trial holes and investigation works are planned over the coming weeks, over the full route of the new proposed rising main, running from the pumping station by Horseworld, back to the Birtley Sewage Treatment Works. 

This is the current schedule:
•    Investigation works at Junction of Moor Mill Lane and Greenford lane, planned for 11th July.
•    Investigation works by the bus stop on Haggs Lane, planned for 25th July. 
•    Investigation works at Junction of Greenford Lane and Haggs lane, date TBC.

Please contact us direct if you have any questions at or 0191 3774500.

Thank you 


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Update by Christine Taylor

Good afternoon,

Following the update and notification from Colin back in February, please be advised we will have contractors in the area as of Monday 20th June 2022, for up to 6 weeks.  The work is in private land and will not impact on the local community.

Please contact us direct if you have any questions at or 0191 3774500.



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Update by Colin Short

Hello everyone, my name is Colin Short, and I'm Northumbrian Water's Project Manager for this project.

At Northumbrian Water, looking after the environment and reducing the risk of pollution are two of our top priorities. As part of this commitment, we plan to invest in the sewerage network in your area with the replacement of a sewage pumping main (known as a 'rising main') from Lamesley Sewage Pumping Station, near Horseworld, to Birtley Sewage Treatment Works (south of Greenford Lane/ Moor Mill Lane, Lamesley).

The replacement pumped sewer will follow a different route than the existing route to avoid running close to the River Team or any other watercourses - please see plan attached to this update.

We hope to start this work in the summer of 2022 and it's likely to last around six months. As our plans progress, we will be carrying out some ground investigations in your community and you may see Northumbrian Water staff and our supply partners, Esh-Stantec out and about over the next few weeks.

We do have to remove some hedgerows as part of our investigation and this is being carried out with full approval from Gateshead Council.

We'll be working closely with the community, and will be providing various updates, but we'd really like to hear from you if you have any queries or concerns over any part of this work.

Take care of everyone.


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