Project Pipeline: County Durham and Tees Valley

This work will boost the resilience of supply links between our reservoirs and treatment works in Teesdale, and parts of central and southern County Durham. Our investment will increase reliability, reduce leakage and provide high quality drinking water for customers for decades to come. This phase of the project - Phase 1 - will construct a new replacement pipeline from Lartington Water Treatment Works to Gainford and a new strategic transfer main between Whorley Hill SR and Shildon SR.

Update by Karen Alexander

Good morning,

I had a fantastic day on Wednesday, 11 October delivering STEM workshops to a cluster of schools in West Durham. The event was arranged by the careers facilitators at the North East Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP), as part of their role in the national Primary Pilot, “Start small, dream big”.


Pupils in Years 5 and 6 from local primary schools, Copeland Road, Ramshaw and Montalbo, travelled to Cockfield Primary, who kindly hosted the event. They took part in exercises to design and build water filters, in the exciting context of surviving a ‘Zombie Apocalypse’. In doing so, they also learned about the work Farrans is doing for NWG in delivering Project Pipeline, as well as the importance of transferable skills and the diversity of roles within the construction and civil engineering sector.

The enthusiasm and creativity in the room was amazing and the North East certainly has a wealth of potential skills to tap into to sustain our future!

Kind regards

Karen Alexander

Farrans’ Community Business Partner

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