Springwell Enhancements Project

Northumbrian Water proposes to construct a new underground service reservoir on land it owns off Mount Lane, along with related pipe work in the local area, in a £56m project to commence Spring 2023, following preparatory work on site. The proposed project will not only make the water supply to customers in Springwell Village and the surrounding areas more secure, but will also enable us to support the wider Wearside and South Tyneside areas with a more reliable and resilient water supply for many years to come. The reservoir would strengthen and future-proof the company’s existing network in the area, providing storage for around 50,000 properties in South Tyneside. In addition the new reservoir will enable us to provide improved resilience to the water networks to the east of Springwell Village, benefiting a further 200,000 properties in South Tyneside and Wearside.

Update by Anya Lowes


Happy New Year to you all.  We hope you had a wonderful Christmas break. As we step into the new year, we'd like to share some updates on the various sections of our ongoing works.


Carr Hill Inlet Pipeline

From Monday 15th January, we are back on track to commence and complete phases 1&2, the public right of way to the rear of The Mount will be temporarily closed as we continue these phases towards The Mount Community Centre and up to the rear of Sandy Lane / Galloping Green Road. As we enter phase 2, Galloping Green Road, traffic management will be re-introduced I will share a further information and detail here on this portal.

Please also note to help speed up these delayed works we plan to work most Saturday’s between 08:00am and 13:00pm.


Springwell Reservoir

Over the next three months, we will be forming the concrete floor of the new reservoir, this will require eight individual continuous concrete pours which take up to ten hours, the first of these pours is scheduled for the 22nd of January. The pours will commence at 08:00am and on occasions we will potentially be working through the night into the early hours. Please note through the hours of darkness we will have floodlights in place, you may notice low level background noise from the floodlight generators.

Our welfare facilities on Mount Lane will also remain open for staff during these extended shifts. We understand this may cause some disturbance and appreciate your patience as we complete each of the eight planned pours.

We will advise on the dates for the remaining seven pours as and when they are planned.

Furthermore also note, to maintain the construction programme, a second crane will be arriving on site within the next two weeks.


Springwell - Pikes Hole Pipeline

We're currently installing fencing, land drains, and undertaking topsoil stripping in this along the pipeline route.

A new access has been established off the A195, leading to an additional site compound behind Washington Football Centre.

At Leam Lane, we're creating a temporary access haul road from Leam to the pipeline working area.

We understand that these works can cause disruptions, and we're doing everything we can to minimise the impact on your daily lives. Your understanding and patience are greatly appreciated as we progress.

Many thanks


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