The construction phase of this project is now complete.

There may still be updates, so the project will remain here. We are still monitoring the project and will reply to any comments. So if you have any questions please feel free to comment or contact us here.

RAINWISE SCHEME
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Ovingham

We are working together with the community to reduce the risk of future flooding in areas of Ovingham through our Rainwise initiative.

Planned works

WE CONTINUE TO DEVELOP OUR PLANS AND HAVE WRITTEN TO CUSTOMERS ASKING THEM FOR THEIR VIEWS ON OUR PROPOSALS, AND HOW WE CAN MINIMISE ANY IMPACT. THESE ARE SHOWN BELOW.

Northumbrian Water Sewer Flood Risk Reduction Work - Dene Close, Ovingham - Completed December 2017

The work comprised the provision of a high level relief sewer that spills surface water flow from the sewer network in Dene Close to a holding  geocellular storage tank constructed within the tree lined open space before returning flow back into the downstream system at a reduced rate.

 

Additionally new surface water sewers were constructed at the junction of Castle View and Piper View to increase the capacity reducing sewer flood risk.

 

A plan of the new infrastructure can be viewed in the 'Downloads' area, will result in an increase in network capacity and a localised reduction in sewer flood risk.

 

NORTHUMBERLAND COUNTY COUNCIL SURFACE WATER MANAGEMENT PROPOSAL

A phased approach will be adopted towards the delivery of the Surface Water Management features.

Stage 1 – Playing Fields north of Piper Road & Horsley Road

Stage 2 – Dean Garth & Horsley Road

STAGE 1 - PLAYING FIELDS & HORSLEY ROAD (AUTUMN 2018)

The work in the playing fields will consist the construction of bunds and swales along with a shallow basin. Work will also be undertaken at the junction of Horsley Road with Main Road. The highway drainage will be disconnected from the Northumbrian Water combined sewer and connected into the surface water system. Road closures will be necessary and this work is planned for half term (29th October 18 to 2nd November 18). Additionally on Horsley Road a new gully will be provided along with a small grassed basin constructed within the Dean Garth verge. These new assets will not be brought into use until the completion of Stage 2.

A plan showing this proposal can be viewed in the “Downloads” area “Construction Notification Plan 1”

STAGE 2 – DEAN GARTH & HORSLEY ROAD (SPRING 2019)

The farm land north of Dean Garth will be re-profiled and bunds constructed to create a basin to prevent excess overland flow spilling towards the adjacent housing. Surface water from Horsley Road will be diverted into a drainage ditch by reshaping the highway and the provision of ‘drop kerbs’. Raised “table junctions” will be constructed into Dean Garth and North Meadows

A plan showing this proposal can be viewed in the “Downloads” area “Construction Notification Plan 2”

Work in your Community

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At Northumbrian Water, we work to make a difference in your community.

Have you considered a career that can help you do the same?

As well as the teams you see working in your streets, we have people doing a wide range of jobs that support that work to deliver the best possible water and sewerage services across the North East.

You can find out more about careers with Northumbrian Water and check out the latest vacancies by following the link below.

www.nwl.co.uk/careers