Sharpness Point Rising Main

Working with our framework partners, Esh-Stantec, Northumbrian water will be carrying out work to replace a failing pumping main from Sharpness Point Pumping Station to Percy Park, Tynemouth.

Update by Rachel Rutter

Good Afternoon All, 

As our work continues I wanted to let you know the changes that have currently been made based on the feedback received.  We have been able to widen the footpath from 1.2 metres to 2 metres and new signage has been put in place to help with businesses. 

Our site team have also used a solar pod which is giving us 90% of our power on sunny days, as we continue to be mindful of our carbon footprint. 

The team were delayed by one day due to a concrete obstruction in the ground, they were able to use a specialist concrete cutting contractor to remove the concrete in sections to avoid damage to existing utility’s. Due to this we will be excavating and laying the new pipe as planned. 

Should you have any questions please email me on

Thank you 


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