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


Well since my last update the sun has returned, I hope you are all enjoying this great weather

We are continuing to make good progress and are planning the next phase of the work which is the installation of the gravity sewer in Silverton Lane connecting it into the existing network within Murray Gardens.

Work will commence in Murray Gardens on the 6th July working west through the farmland into Silverton Lane where the new rising main will be connected. For a short period access to the working area in the farmland will be via Murray Gardens, thereafter access into the farmland will be taken from a temporary field gate installed into the existing fence line. The new gravity pipe line will connect into the manhole in the highway to the rear of 13 – 17 Murray Gardens. The sewer will be installed through the parking area with resident access maintained at all times.

The sewer installation will continue into Silverton Lane which will be closed to through traffic for up to six weeks, the diversionary routes will be signposted. Resident’s access will be maintained to the properties within the road closure off Silverton Lane. The Silverton Lane road closure will not be implemented until the works currently underway in Whitton are complete.

As works progress every effort will be made to keep the disruption to a minimum. For your further information and perusal I attached the project schematic.

I would like to thank you again for your continued cooperation while we complete this essential work.

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