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Wapping Burn Rising Main Replacement

Northumbrian Water are working with communities to proactively manage flood and pollution risk. We are committed to providing a high quality service and have identified an opportunity to improve our sewer network to reduce the risk of pollution events from the rising main which runs in close proximity to the Wapping Burn water course.

Start Date

March, 2017

Estimated End Date

December, 2017



Update by Anthony Birkett

HI Everyone

Work is moving on at Wapping Burn and I've been in touch with Darren the Site Manager for a progress update:

Northern Team:

We have now completed the pipe work installation through Doxford Drive and under Whitehouse Way. Work will soon start laying the pipes towards the Southern Team so we can join the pipes up. First of all, we need to test the pipes to ensure there are no leaks. The junction will remain closed while thie testing is complete.

Southern Team:

The Southern Team have also crossed Whitehouse Way and will soon start working towards the Northern Team. However, they have discovered a leaking water main while they've been digging. Northumbrian Water will repair this imminently, but this has added a few days to the schedule. We now expect to be crossing Bracken Hill from Monday 21 August 2017. I was out speaking to the businesses there this week advising of this work and this leak means that we will start there a couple of days later than expected.




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