Sewer Rehabilitation - Pollution

Northumbrian Water are working with our framework partners, Mott-MacDonald Bentley and Esh-Stantec, to deliver the programme of works to prevent pollution on the sewerage network.

Update by Gabrielle Ward

Durham Riverside Footpath

Good Morning,

If you've been for a walk along the beautiful riverside footpath which runs parallel to North and South Bailey you may have seen some of our notices regarding a footpath closure starting next week. I just wanted to post some information on the work we will be carrying out, and let you know more about the closure. 

As of next week, Mott Macdonald Bentley and Pipetek will be making a start on carrying out liner installations to the sewererage network on behalf of Northumbrian Water. This will involve a closure to the footpath along the riverside from Wednesday 4th November for two weeks, however, this route will be accessible on weekends. Access will also still be maintained to Hatfield College Boat Club using the path which leads from Hatfield College, down to the river. You can find a screen shot attached below which shows you where the closure will be located. 

We will also have a vactor (a large vacuum tanker) parked underneath Elvet Bridge located in the courtyard adjacent to The Boathouse Bar. We will try and keep any disruption to an absolute minimum during this time.

We plan on being in the area for around three weeks, so if you do see us and would like to ask any questions or to just pop and say hello, please feel free to do so. We just kindly ask that you keep a safe two metre distance from our site team, who are also following government guidelines. 

I will be posting updates throughout the duration of the work. In the mean time, if you have any questions please leave a comment below and we will be happy to help.

Have a lovely weekend, and stay safe!

Gaby (MMB Customer Care)




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