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 Afternoon

Just thought I would share the events of Thursday 28th February with you all. We cleaned the "clean water" pipe that had been first installed back in the day (actually 1928), it was once again an innovative method of cleaning by using ice to clean the bore of the pipe, this time it was from the Newcastle side of the bridge and stretched from Swan House roundabout to Gateshead. We commenced working a 7pm and the team along with Northumbrian Water staff were off site by the early hours of the Friday morning.

Have a look at some the photos taken on the evening!






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