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.

Update by Katie Burdon

Week ending 19/08 the work on RoseHill (Wallsend), Denby Avenue, Tynemouth Road and Howden Lane were under taken and all excavations backfilled and reinstated and site cleared of all road and traffic management.

Work will continue on Tynemouth Road & Rosehill will re- start on the 3rd September.

Week commencing 20th August work has commenced at the rear of Shields Road, Byker under taking the first open cut to install a 90mm HPPE supply pipe.

Monday 3rd September for three days – Church Bank- Wallsend. Excavate in highway utilising 3 way temporary traffic signals and prepare to undertake the cut and cap of the 15” water main for abandonment.

Thursday 6th September – undertake the cut and cap of the 15” water main.

Sunday 9th September / Monday 10th Reinstate and tarmac the excavations.

Sunday 9th September, Churchill street junction with Tynemouth Road. Howdon, – undertake the cut and cap of the small diameter main and install a washout.



Residual Trunk mains -

Week Commencing 3rd September

Church Bank – Wallsend

Prepare excavation to undertake the cut and caps of the 15” water main. Utilise 3 way temporary lights with pedestrian crossing Thursday 6th September – complete the cut and caps.

Sunday 9th Sept- Plane off and re- surface the area of work on Church Bank.

Monday 10th Sept-  09:00- remove temporary traffic signals and Newcastle City Council re- install the pedestrian crossing lights.


Churchill Street- Wallsend

Sunday 9th September – Limited RTM

Fastflow to undertake a cut and cap of the link main and install a washout then remove the lid and frame of the gate valve in the junction.

Start to remove A.V lids and frames – back fill and tarmac the excavations.


Week commence Monday 10th Sept

Denmark Street, Heaton

Prepare an excavation to be able to undertake the installation of a 300mm red top valve in the footway.


Thursday 13th/14th September – 23:00 hrs to 05:00 hrs

Night shift to install 300mm valve.



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