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 Joan Tatters

Good Morning

Just an update on our Denton Road site location:-

After doing some further digging both at the bus stop and the location by the sports centre we have encountered a valve which is not working efficiently. We need to address this valve and this means Northumbrian Water will need to conduct some further work to enable us  to have access, unfortunatley this has pushed us back a little on our programme. We now need to excavate a larger area within field adjacent to the sports centre and will be re-directing the footpath, this work will commence later today and the new footpath arrangement will continue until approximately July. Please take that little more extra care if you are in the vicinity and watch out for the new footpath signs.

All that said, to try to minimise the impact and lessen the inconvenience to our customers we are working closely with our colleagues at Northumbrian Water to reduce the duration of our works for the entire project. This means we are currently reviewing the programme/schedule of work and we are hoping to come up with a solution to complete the work sooner than first thought.

Watch this space as I will keep you informed of our progress!

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