EEL PROTECTION SCHEME

Eels Regulations (2009) Compliance Project

We will be and are currently upgrading the following works to install new screens that are compliant with the Eels Regs 2009. Lumley WTW - (Works here are now complete), Blackwell RWPS - (Works here are now complete), Warkworth WTW - (we are also installing new pumps at the river water intake) , and Broken Scar WTW. The new screens will also improve the resilience of the works and protect the water supplies for our customers for many years to come

Project updates

Update by Joan Tatters

Good Afternoon,

Just spoken to Peter and he is very happy..............

He and the team have had a couple of busy weeks, both new screens are now installed and all working just fine. The newly installed pumps (3) are in test mode and whilst that is happening the team are just putting in place on site for the future maintenance plan.

Divers will be back on site soon, so I hope to get a photo or two, so watch this space.

 

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Update by Joan Tatters

Good Afternoon All,

I just wanted you to be aware of where we are with the works........

We have been conducting some tests and trialling a new pump in advance of the installation of another new screen. There will be a crane arriving 16th September, however prior to that on the Saturday prior, (14th) we will need to prepare for it's arrival along with all the other subsidary works. The crane will be of a considerable size, actually 95T as the screens are huge. (as per my previous photos)

To reduce any impact on that Saturday we will work a reduced working day between 8am until 4pm.

Thank you again for your co-operation and understanding during this time, and don't forget if you want to ask us any questions please feel free.

 

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Update by Joan Tatters

Good Morning,

Here is our update..........

Peter and his team are progressing well and they have commissioned the first screen for use. They have also installed some outer trash screens to protect the Eel screen for years to come.

This week they will be runing the first new pump and screen over a period of time (probably for the week) to trial everything.

 

 

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Update by Joan Tatters

Good Afternoon

Just to keep you informed of what's happening.............

The new screen was installed and all went to plan as well as the kiosk that is now ready for the pipework to be connected and installed . Thank goodness before the change of the weather which would have impacted operations.

Next week we are expecting a crane on site (Tuesday 18th) just for the day to install the first pump holder.

Thanks again for your patience and understanding during this work, we really appreciate it.

If there are any questions you would like to ask please feel free.

Have a look at some of the photos!

 

 

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Update by Joan Tatters

Hello,

As promised, here are some photos.

Last week the team took out the first of one of the old pumps and screen along with all associated pipework and metalwork. Have alook at one of our divers in action after removal of the screen.

This week we will be working on temporary work to enable us to install the new screen and pump while keeping the remaining old screen and pumps working 24hrs.

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Update by Joan Tatters

Good Morning All,

Just a quick up date of how things are going..........

Next week we will be starting the "real" work, we are expecting a crane delivery on Monday and Tuesday which will start taking out the exisiting equipment. It will remove one pump and one screen along with all the other associated equipment, therefore the crane will be of a reasonable size. Please be that little more vigilant if you are in the area.

I will post some photos in due course so watch this space.

Don't forget if you want to ask me any questions please feel free or, speak to Peter or one of his team on site.

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Update by Joan Tatters

Good Morning

Just a quick up date before the Easter holidays.......

Peter and his team are currently setting up the site compound up at the Treatment works, this will hopefully lessen our impact around the in let works. In time as the project progresses we will have a presence by the works at the river however we will always try to keep it to a minimum.

The project team recently met with the Angling Club and the landowner who all mutually decided to create a designated car parking for the anglers. So Peter and his team are cracking on with this at the moment.

Don't forget if you want to ask me any questions about the project just send me a blog or use the "contact us" button at the top of the project page.

The Easter break will soon be here, so I hope you have a lovely time.

 

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Update by Joan Tatters

Good Morning,

It's been a while since we last updated you regarding the Eel Regs to here goes........

Today is the start of our work down by the inlet works at Warkworth, you will have noticed the team have been preparing for the work by cutting back the trees and organising the area for the compound set up.

We have been working with the residents and the Anglers' Club so as to minimise our impact. For those of you who love to walk in th area please be that little more vigilant as whilst we are setting up the compound there will extra vehicle activity in the first instance.

I thought I would introduce the team

Andy Shield            -           MMB Contract Manager, who will be over seeing the contract throughout from a Mott MacDonald Bentley perspective.

Joan Tatters           -           MMB Customer Liaison Officer, I will be blogging and keeping you up to date with what's happening

Brian Ford              -           NWG Project Manager, who will take the lead on the project

Peter Routledge     -           MMB Site Manager, he will be looking after the day to day operations of the project

If you have any questions you would like to ask please feel free to blog me direct or use the "contact us" button at the top of the project page, or, please ask our site team they will be happy to help.

 

 

 

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Update by Sarah Jayne Vickers

Hello, just thought I would introduce myself. My name is Sarah Jayne Vickers and I’m working alongside Joan Tatters as a Customer Liaison Coordinator.

I Joined J N Bentley a little over 2 weeks ago and now starting to play a more active role. If you see me out and about be sure to come and say hi!

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Update by Joan Tatters

Good Afternoon,

LUMLEY

Just thought I'd let you know we are planning to work over the weekend (Saturday) and next week will be working longer days.

We are keen to make sure we finish this project on time and this will certainly help.

Therefore Saturday will be on site from around 7.30am until 4pm and Monday 6am until 8pm with the remainder of the week being 7.30am until 7.30pm..

There will be a lot of activity within the site and it's likely you may see some it from the riverside.

Thank you to the Rowing Club during this work, your patience and understanding has been great.

I will post a further update next week regarding the following weeks work schedule.

Have a lovely weekend

 

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