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

How would you answer the question, “Work – why bother?”  Well, that’s what I attempted to do this week, as a Business Ambassador with Durham Works, talking to young people at Bishop Auckland College.

Yes, we talked about wages, but also other things like mental health, self esteem and friendship.  I explained what my job at Farrans Construction meant to me and tried to inspire them to make the best of their talents and follow their dreams.

One boy wanted to be a welder, so I told him about the huge part welding played on Project Pipeline, to show him the importance of this skill in today’s world.


Kind regards

Karen Alexander

Farrans’ Community Business Partner

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