Sunderland and East Durham Ground Water Stations

We are about to start work on a refurbishment and maintenance program to the eight Sunderland Ground Water Pumping stations with our partners Interserve Construction. We are carrying out work on these historic buildings ensuring supplies of fresh water for Sunderland and East Durham for many years to come. We would really like to hear from you if you have any queries so please get in touch using the 'Contact us' button at the top of the page or leave a comment below. Paul Wood NWL Project Manager

Update by John Hogg

Good Morning

We have now completed a major part of this project. Fulwell Ground Water Station will become operational today. This is an important stage in our £10.6 million investment to improve water quality and resilience for our customers in Sunderland and the surrounding areas.

Some customers may notice a slight change to their water when the source of their supply is switched back to being supplied from our Fulwell site. This is perfectly normal as the raw water we treat and supply comes from different sources – like rivers, reservoirs and groundwater stations – and it often smells and tastes different. The water from all our sites complies with the strict regulations expected of us and we pride ourselves on providing clear, great tasting water.

For frequently asked questions and information about water quality, customers can visit  and keep checking in here for further updates

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