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

Portal Update Week Ending 30th November 2018


Glasshouse Bridge

26th November 2018

Arborists report for the removal of trees at Glasshouse Bridge was delivered to Newcastle City Council and Northumbrian Water are awaiting a response to his proposals.

28th November 2018

A meeting was held with Chris Donaldson (Newcastle Enterprise Centre) and the works and duration was discussed and agreed. This work will be undertaken within the car park area.

Peter Coulson (Newcastle Council Bridge Engineer) was consulted about the proposed works and its duration and he will visit site once it is in progress.


Lobley Hill Road, Gateshead

26th November 2018

A connection off the 180mm mains was undertaken and the excavations were permanently reinstated. The 3 way temporary signals at the junction of Swallow Tail Drive and Lobley Hill Road were removed.


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