LOOKING AFTER THE ENVIRONMENT IS ONE OF OUR TOP PRIORITIES.
As part of this commitment, and to help make Bishop Auckland a great place to live, work and visit, we are investing £6 million to improve the performance and flexibility of our sewer network and wastewater treatment works (WWTW) in the Butterknowle, Cockfield and Ramshaw areas.
We plan to begin this scheme in October 2017 and expect it will take up to a year to complete. This scheme will help to improve the water quality of the River Gaunless as well as the performance of our sewer network. Our partner, Interserve Construction Limited, will be carrying out this work on our behalf.
Over the coming months we will be carrying out investigative work and you may see our employees and representatives working for our partner out and about in your area. We may have to dig some holes and use temporary traffic lights at certain locations. If you are going to be directly affected by this, our site team will let you know in advance of the work starting.
We will share further information about our plans with you as soon as we have finalised our approach.
Work is likely to involve installing new pipes within our sewer network between Butterknowle, Cockfield and Ramshaw WWTW. Upgrades to the existing treatment works as well as the construction of new equipment at the three sites will also be carried out.
To make sure we choose the best solutions and to maximise the scheme benefits for you and your community, we really want to understand your views about this essential work and how we can minimise any disruption you and your community may experience.
We would like to invite you to attend one of three customer information drop-in sessions we will be holding between 4.30pm and 7.30pm on the following dates:
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. 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:
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