Monks Wood, North Shields Surface Attenuation

We are working with the community to explore opportunities to reduce the risk of flooding by removing surface water from our network, using sustainable methods where possible. We are bringing this Rainwise project to Monks Wood in North Shields. Northumbrian water plan to install new Sewers to provide highlevel relief to the existing network entering Monks Wood, transferring high flow to an adjacent combined sewer on Beach Road. We may install a new sewer and SuDS basins to divert surface water to free up capacity in the combined sewer on Beach Road. The surface water will be attenuated, then discharged into the highway drainage network, which will allow the augmentation of the existing flood alleviation scheme.

Update by Anthony Birkett

Hi Everyone

Simon is off site this week, so Adam has provided the information for this week's portal update - thanks Adam!

On the trenchless crossing of Beach Road, we managed to get the pilots through last Friday. This enabled us to start drilling through on Monday this week - its quite rocky underground, so this is slowing us down a little and we may need to order in a specialist piece of equipment from Germany to speed things up.

With the drainage on the other side of the road, we continue to construct the manholes and associated drainage and will need to switch the footpath closures in the near future. We'll let you know when this will be nearer the time.

In the meantime, enjoy the mini-burst of good weather and I hope it continues into the weekend!


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