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



I hope you all remain well, I am sure you will have noticed a lot more activity on Whitton Bank last week. Here’s a quick note of progress on how the site team have been progressing.


The works are continuing as planned with the direction drillers onsite and the trenchless installation of the rising main and sewer underway. The rising main (pumped sewer) has been successfully installed between the top of the Bank and the new pumping station position in the field, the sewer is installed to its central point about half way down the bank. This week it is hoped to get the sewer down to the manhole position adjacent to the pumping station in the road and commence the construction of the manholes in Whitton Bank.

The contractor has continued to prepare the site compound and we hope to establish the remainder of the site cabins later in the week and remove the temporary set up from the riverside car park. In the field off Caterside Rd / Silverton Lane the drive and reception pits have been excavated for the directional drilling of the rising main and stock proof fencing erected to protect the animals from the working area. The rising main installation will commence on completion of the works on Whitton Bank.


I would like to thank you for you continued patience and understanding during these works, as always if you have any questions please don’t hesitate to ask.







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