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€5.8 million investment in new sewer network in the UK

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Northumbrian Water is investing £5 million (€5.8 million) in upgrades to its sewer network serving County Durham in the UK.
The work at the Wingate and Station Town areas of County Durham will see the installation of a new pumping station that will divert the sewer around the wooded area at Heads Hope Dene. This will help protect the environment and futureproof the network.
The project will see the new pumping station constructed at the eastern end of the dene, with new sewers installed connecting that with the Heath View area, allowing for flows to be removed from the old pipes.
Work is set to start on 27 September and run until August 2022. It is being carried out by Northumbrian Water’s construction partner Mott MacDonald Bentley.
Northumbrian Water’s Project Manager Richard Greenwell said: “Protecting the environment and ensuring our network is resilient and fit for the future are really important to us and this investment tackles both of these priorities for the Wingate and Station Town areas.
“We are working closely with Mott MacDonald Bentley and Durham County Council to keep disruption to a minimum for customers in the area and will be providing updates on our Community Portal for those who are interested in the progress of the work.”