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 Sarah Jayne Parvin

Hi all, we are pleased to update you on the progress across the site. The concrete pour went ahead as planned on Tuesday 30 January and concrete finishing / power floating continued into Wednesday morning. This is specialist work that not everyone will be familiar with so for a closer look at this process, we have added a video of the concrete pour along with a picture of the power floating.

Depending on the weather, the second of our eight concrete pours in the northwest corner of the reservoir is planned for next week on Thursday 8 February.  

We have another planned concrete pour during the week beginning 26 February. Once we have a firm date, I will share this with you.

On the pipeline section between Springwell and Washington, we are continuing to make good progress with our topsoil stripping and haul road construction. The satellite compounds are beginning to take shape and we’ll start to receive on site materials needed for the main pipe installation and from mid-March, you may notice pipe deliveries into these compounds. Again, once we have further information on delivery schedules, I will share this with you. 

We're also excited to announce we’ll be restarting our drop-in sessions at the Cosy Cafe in the Springwell Village community venue following their recent kitchen renovation. These will start from Thursday 8  February between 11:30 am and 13:00 pm. Please feel free to pop along if you have any questions as we’d really like to hear from you.

In our commitment to maintain a clean and safe environment, several of our team members carried out a litter pick along the public rights of way between Leam Lane and Peareth Hall Road this week. We are dedicated to not only improving the infrastructure for all but also caring for our surrounding community areas. Pictures of this can be seen below. Please don’t judge Richard because he is a Westham supporter!

We appreciate your understanding and patience as we continue our work and will continue to make every effort to minimise disruption.

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