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 afternoon,

I spent this morning with some very bright pupils from Years 5 and 6 of two rural primary schools – Evenwood and St Michael’s. I delivered a STEM workshop to two groups where they had to imagine they’d survived a Zombie Apocalypse and, if they drank contaminated water, they’d turn into zombies!


They were tasked with designing and building water filters, which we then tested using the deadly green “zombie water”.  Their designs were excellent and, you'll be happy to know, everyone survived!

As well as learning about the importance of planning and designing a product, creativity and teamwork, they also found out about the new water pipeline being built close to their homes.

Kind regards

Karen Alexander

Farrans’ Community Business Partner



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