Northumbrian Water is investing over £800,000 to safeguard water supplies for future generations in a Teesdale village.

The project will see refurbishment of Cotherstone Pipe Bridge, also known as Balder Bridge, and the repair of a large diameter water pipe in the area.

Work will be carried out by Northumbrian Water’s delivery partner, Mott MacDonald Bentley (MMB), and will begin on Friday, July 21.

There will be no traffic management in place during the work and access to the working site will be from the south of the B6277. The overall work is expected to be completed by February 2018.

Richard Johnson, Northumbrian Water’s Project Manager, said: "These essential works will help maintain great tasting water for local residents and safeguard water supplies for future generations to come.

"We are working closely with MMB and Durham County Council to make sure any disruption is kept to a minimum during the course of the work and I’d urge people to keep an eye on the community portal for any updates."

Customers can be kept informed throughout the project by using the community portal at or by calling 0345 717 1100 and requesting for a call back from the project team.

For further media information, call 0191 3015678.

Northumbrian Water Limited supplies 2.7 million customers in the North East with both water and sewerage services, trading as Northumbrian Water, and 1.8 million customers in the South East with water services, trading as Essex & Suffolk Water.

In the most recent survey by the Consumer Council for Water, Northumbrian Water was named the UK’s most trusted water company by its customers. 2017 also saw Northumbrian Water named the world’s most ethical water company for the seventh successive year.

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