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Tyneside Water Main Cleaning

Our water mains cleaning programme of works has been ongoing now for five years and to date, we have achieved 221km of cleaning works to our mains. There are a number of pipe sections that we still need to clean, with a total length of 9.0km. We are starting this work in August 2018 and anticipate completion in the Summer 2019.

Project updates

Update by Kevin McGargle

Good Afternoon,

Just thought id give you a brief update on the works at Great Lime Road Killingworth as below:-

  • Today 23rd August 2019 at lunchtime we have removed the traffic management from outside of No. 42 Great Lime Road, this has now completed the works at this location, NWG operations will however need to attend and open the closed valve on the trunk main and flush the water main through the new washout point installed.
  • We also have to complete some minor works at the location of Woodlands Grange near the working mens club however we will update you further nearer the time on this matter.
  • A small section of antiskid surfacing is planned for 3rd September 2019 at 1-2 Kelvin Place, this should take only half a day to complete.

In the main the works that we started some months ago on this trunk mains Cleaning programme (October 2018 to be precise) to Great Lime Road are 99% complete, id like to thank you for your patience and understanding whilst carrying out this essential work to improve the water quality in the area and associated resilience of the clean water Network.

Kind Regards

Kevin McGargle

Site Manager.

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Update by Kevin McGargle

Good Morning

Just thought i would give you a brief update on the works to Great Lime Road Killingworth as below:-

Last night (Sunday 4th August 2019) we commenced works on Holystone way to cut and cap the existing water main from the abandoned section, this was done within a road closure, we will be opening the carriageway daily at 6am with the exception to HGV's which will still follow the diversion route, we will be completed in this area by Friday 9th August 2019 at 6am.

At the West End of Great Lime Road at the roundabout of Southgate and Great Lime Road we are planning evening surfacing works to reinstate the carriageway under 4 way lights, this is being done out of ours to minimise the impact to traffic. 

I will keep you further updated as the works proceed.

Kind Regards

Kevin McGargle

Site Manager.

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Update by Kevin McGargle

Good afternoon

Just a brief update with regards the works on Great Lime road for the upcoming few weeks:-

1. Today the 29th July 2019 for 1 week we have started works at the entrance to Woodlands Grange, this is to cut and cap the existing from the abandoned water main.

2. On the nightime of Sunday 4th August 7pm to 6am daily we will be closing Holystone way in killingworth for 5 nights consecutive to cut and cap the existing from the abandoned water main.

3. On the nights of 7th and 8th of August in the evening we will be resurfacing the road at the Roundabout near the new Lidl superstore where we previously excavated.

Please note we have advanced warning signage in place reflecting the above to give notice.

As the works proceed i will update you further.

Kind Regards

Kevin McGargle

Site Manager.

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Update by Kevin McGargle

Good Afternoon

Just a brief update with regards our works on Great Lime Road Killingworth as follows:-

1. Today we have completed the seperation of the trunk main from the local water supply network at the Traffic lights of Great Lime Road/ Forest Hall Road, this being a planned isolation and loss of supply for a short duration, we will be completing the wearing course tomorrow morning. this will leave Norther Powergrid to complete their works repairing the Electric mains fault (not asscoiated with ourselves), we have however made use of the Traffic management provided by Norther Powergrid to keep disruption to a minimum and save seperate Traffic management visits, this being planned some weeks ago.

2. Yesterday we installed the line stop to the water main opposite the wheatsheaf pub allowing us to cut and cap the local water supply from the abandoned Trunk main this afternoon, we are now targetting to be reinstated complete in this area as of Monday 19th July 2019.

Our next planned work location is on the 29th of July 2019, this is outside of Woodlands Grange adjacent Great Lime Road to disconnect the local supply from the abandoned Trunk main.

I will update you further as the works proceed.

Kind Regards

Kevin McGargle - SIte Manager 

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Update by Kevin McGargle

Good Afternoon

Just a brief update with regards our works in Killingworth on Great Lime Road, works are now ongoing at the Wheatsheaf Pub roundabout on the existing water main, we will be visible in this area until approximately Friday 19th of July 2019, today we poured the thrust block concrete for the linestop, this will allow us to stop flows whilst we cut and cap end the abandoned section from the live network.

Whilst this concrete achieves its strength we will be working near the working mens club near Forest Hall Road to remove abandoned covers and frames in the road tomorrow and thursday.

As the works proceed i will update you further.

Kind Regards

Kevin McGargle

Site Manager. 

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Update by Kevin McGargle

Good Afternoon

Just a brief update with regards the works on Great Lime Road at Killingworth.

1. We have now completed the installation and all reinstatement of the works at Miller Close to the Junction of Wesley Way.1.

2. Tomorrow the 4th July 2019 for a duration of 3 weeks we will be commencing works in the block paved area adjacent Great Lime Road and Whiteley Road to seperate the connection of the live main and now abandoned trunk main of Great Lime Road, we will be self contained in a fenced off area and will have no impact to the road users or pedestrians on the footpaths.

As works proceed i will update you further.

Kind Regards

Kevin McGargle

Site Manager

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Update by Kevin McGargle

Good Afternoon..

Just a brief update for the planned works on City Road & Swan House Roundabout in Newcastle City Centre.

In order to carry out the innovative cleaninng of the water mains by "ice pigging" on the 4th of July 2019, at 3pm we will be setting up the Road Closure traffic management that was temporarily removed to City road, this is to enable advance CCTV surveying to be carried, at 7pm that evening we will be closing the inner lane of Swan House roundabout adjacent the Fat Buddha, this is to enable the trucks that hold the ice to park safely. The process will be complete overnight and TM removed when the works are complete, normal service will be restored by 7am the following morning (5th of July 2019).

Thank you for your patience whilst we have been carrying out this work and for the night in hand, i have attached a couple of photos of the last operation we did across the Tyne Bridge so you can see the scale of what we will be doing.

Kind Regards

Kevin McGargle

Site Manager

 

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Update by Sarah Jayne Vickers

Water workers spruce up Denton Dene

An important Newcastle nature reserve has been tidied up with the help of some water workers

Employees from Northumbrian Water and their supply partners, MMB, joined the Newcastle Parks and Allotments Trust team on Wednesday, June 26 to give Denton Dene a spruce up.

Designated as a site of local conservation importance in 1983, Denton Dene is an important wildlife corridor running through the heart of the west end of the city.

The area had become overgrown with shrubbery and some of the wooden boardwalks had been damaged, leaving it in need of a bit of a facelift.

The 16-strong group of volunteers carried out a number of tasks, including removing old boardwalk planks, fixing existing boardwalks and repairing paths.

The water company took on the restoration challenge while working in the area on a £3 million project, cleaning and upgrading water mains to improve water quality.

Project Manager, Graeme Ridley, said: "It was hard work but we had a fantastic day tidying up an area of the Dene to restore it to its former glory.

"It was great to see the difference we made and I feel proud of the team and the fact that we're able to give something back to the community while we're working in the area."

The team were also joined by Scotswood Councillor, Rob Higgins. He said: "This has been a tremendous effort by Northumbrian Water and MMB in bringing about improvements to this much loved and historic area of natural woodland.

"The support of local businesses is vital in preserving our environmental treasures, especially at a time when public spending on park and green spaces is severely limited. I'm sure the work carried out will be greatly appreciated by the local community. Many thanks to everyone involved."

The volunteers were supported through the Northumbrian Water's Just an Hour volunteer programme, which allows employees to give a minimum of 15 hours every year to support charitable and community causes close to their hearts.

James Cross, Chief Executive of Newcastle Parks and Allotments Trust, the new charity responsible for the management and upkeep of the city's 33 parks and 64 allotment sites, said: "We're extremely grateful to Northumbrian Water, MMB and Councillor Rob Higgins for volunteering their time to improve one of our city's parks.

"Volunteers are a vital part of the work we do at Newcastle Parks and Allotments Trust. They share our ambition to create beautiful and vibrant shared spaces everyone can enjoy and are committed to protecting the environment and local wildlife.  

"We'd love to hear from other organisations interested in working with us to improve Newcastle's parks. They provide a place to relax and recuperate from our busy lives so it's important we care and look after them for the benefit of everyone that lives, works and visits our city."

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Update by Joan Tatters

Good Morning

I just thought I would show you some photos of us doing some community work in the Dene by Denton Road yesterday. We had a great day, some of the site team, our office staff, Northumbrian Water colleagues and Newcastle City Council staff, even the local councillor joined us as we all  "got down and dirty".

It was a tough day, but we all enjoyed it, we exposed a old entrance to the dene..... relayered a walk way and replaced & recycled some walking boards/area. A few local residents and their dogs were walking through at the time and were so pleased to see a "squad" of people taking time and interest in preserving a beautiful area of Newcastle.

Here are a couple of photos, I will attach somemore later.

Hope you a lovely weekend and this lovely weather.

 

 

 

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Update by Kevin McGargle

Good Morning

Just a brief update to the works on City Road Newcastle. We have carried out the advanced works in preparation for the innovative technology of ice pigging to clean the water main newtork from Swan House Roundabout down to City Road, yesterday you will have noticed that we have opened the carriageway again to traffic, this is until 3pm of the 4th of July where we will be working overnight until 7am the next morning. please note that the diversion signage has been left in place and an advanced notice sign will be on display for these further works.

i will update this area of the scheme nearer the time.

Kind Regards

Kevin McGargle

Site Manager. 

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