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.

Planned work


To ensure that our sewer network continues to serve the community effectively this essential work will see the construction of a new pumping station, rising main and gravity sewer. The majority of the work will be undertaken adopting traditional open cut excavation techniques. The new rising main (pumped sewer) will be installed within the highway through the village before crossing into the farmland to the east of the hamlet entering Silverton Lane and continuing on towards Rothbury where a new sewer will connect back into the existing sewerage network in the verge of the B6342.  

Every effort will be made to undertake these works within lane closures with associated traffic management. Due to the restrictive nature of the road through the hamlet a road closure is likely. The road will be closed to through traffic however resident access will be maintained. Diversionary routes will be sign posted and major junctions crossed by closing one half at a time  ensuring access is maintained throughout. Footpaths will remain open and pedestrian access around the works will be maintained at all times.

Please refer to the schematic drawings posted opposite for further detail,  we will keep you up to date as the project develops.

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