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 Apri 2021.

Update by Joan Tatters

Good Morning,

Miller Close Residents

You will have noticed we have been conducting work at the entrance of Miller Close. The work included installing a new water main as part of Northumbrian Water’s Trunk Mains Cleaning programme.

In January 2018 we completed the works and since then Northumbrian Water have been rigorously testing the pressure and flows and it is a successful installation. As a result, we will now revisit Miller Close to complete and fully reinstate the area.

It is our intention to revisit the site on Friday 15th May where there will be a lane restriction in place and three-way traffic lights on the day. We anticipate the work will take just the one day.

In light of the current situation regarding COVID-19 we will of course be adhering to the government’s guidance on social distancing and we are committed to safeguarding and the wellbeing of our employees and customers. The site team will be adhering to the social distancing guidance and we ask that during this difficult time that you also maintain a social distance from our staff once the work gets underway.

Whilst residents will always have access to the estate, should you be taking your daily allocated exercise we request you are a little more vigilant during this time.

Thank and stay safe, should you have any questions please feel free to contact me.


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