I hope you all remain well, I wanted to touch base with you all with an update on the design work within the last month or so.
The design team are continuing to work on the sewer diversion between Whitton and Rothbury. The ground investigation is complete and the scrutiny of the network performance continues. We have identified that the diversion of the combined sewer into the Rothbury network will marginally increase the downstream flood risk. We have to ensure that any work undertaken in Whitton does not increase flood risk elsewhere therefore, the scope of this project has increased to ensure that there is no downstream detriment.
This analysis will take additional time to complete and we do not anticipate commencing the construction works until Spring of 2018.
I will continue to keep you up to date with our plans for this essential work and will be back in touch to confirm the construction dates when the investigation is complete.
I would still like to hear from you if you have any feedback about our proposal or want to make us aware of any drainage issues in your area. Please leave your comments on this update, or get in touch using the ‘Contact us’ button at the top of the page.