Whitton Village Sewer Diversion

Northumbrian Water is looking to investing £2M to improve the resilience and enhance the performance of the sewer network in Whitton Village Northumberland.

Update by Ian Davison

Hi all

Just a quick note to advise that we will have a surveying contractor onsite towards the end of the week carrying out a topographical survey and a ground penetrating radar (GPR) investigation. This work will be undertaken in Silverton Lane vicinity and should last no longer than six days.


The topographical survey will be in the proposed working areas to capture all above ground natural and manmade features, this information will feed the design work going forward. The GPR survey will help establish the location of both chartered and uncharted utility apparatus which will help keep our workers safe by lowering the risk of accidental utility strikes once the work is underway. The contractor will mark the roads up with spay chalk which will then be picked up and recorded by the surveyors, the chalk will dissipate over the days following the survey. The GPR works may result in follow up trial holes at a later date, I will be back in touch should this be the case.  


This is non-intrusive work and we will avoid the school pick up and drop off times when undertaking the works in and around the Silverton Lane / B6342 junction, 3 way lights will be required for the survey of the junction which is planned for Thursday 13th June. When working on the B6342 advanced signage and stop go boards will be adopted to keep the survey teams safe and disruption minimal. Once we are on site if you are going to be directly affected by this work our site team will contact you. We will do everything they can to minimise any inconvenience and will make sure that the work is carried out safely.




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