Work starts on a £2.5 million upgrade to sewer network
Northumbrian Water is replacing part of the sewer, which runs close to the Priest Burn, in Esh Winning, and is installing a new pumping station to reduce the risk of pollution.
The pipe currently running to the local sewage treatment works will be replaced, while the new pumping station will be installed in a field opposite the works.
Northumbrian Water’s partner, Esh/Stantec, has commenced with the project that is expected to take eight months to complete.
The water company’s project manager, Chris Bond, said: “This is aimed at protecting the environment by upgrading and futureproofing our sewer network in the Esh Winning area.
“This investment will benefit our core services for customers, as well as the local watercourse.”