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

It was great to welcome members of the Great North Air Ambulance Service to our Project Pipeline: County Durham and Tees Valley site last month.

Farrans and tunnelling specialists Joseph Gallagher Group donated £1,000 to the Great North Air Ambulance to support their vital services.

The donation was handed over at a special event on 3 April to mark the arrival of a specialist tunnel boring machine, close to the east bank of the Tees, which will create the pathway for the pipes to pass beneath the river.

The project will see the new pipeline created, connecting Lartington Water Treatment Works, in Teesdale, with customers across the south of County Durham and across into Teesside.


Best regards

Karen Alexander

Farrans' Stakeholder and Social Value Co-ordinator


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