Work to replace a stretch of the damaged sewer pipe in the Cat Nab car park has been carried out by Northumbrian Water.

Following lengthy and complex engineering work, a custom-made new pipe and fittings were manufactured over the weekend and delivered to site and installed on Monday and into today.


This will now be followed by the careful work to restore normal service through the network for the first time since the original sewer was damaged by a third party working on the car park on behalf of Redcar & Cleveland Council.


We anticipate this will be completed by the end of Wednesday.


The excavation work that took place last week also unveiled secondary damage to another pipe. While this is not currently causing any environmental impact, work will take place this week to repair that pipe.


Richard Warneford, Wastewater Director at Northumbrian Water, said: “This has been a lengthy job, full of complexities, and we are grateful for the patience, understanding and support shown by people who live in and visit Saltburn.


“While the main repair is being completed today, the restoration of flows will be done carefully, to reduce the chances of problems. Should we need to take this slowly, we will do so for the protection of the environment and to give ourselves the best chance of avoiding further issues.


“Once this is complete, it will take a few days to carry out the second repair and dismantle and remove the equipment that has been in place while work has been ongoing. This includes the mini treatment works, which were created to protect the environment during this work, and damming that was installed to redirect flows of the Skelton Beck.


“Our team will then work with Redcar & Cleveland Council to hand the site back to them, to finish their work on the car park.”


Updates will be given when we have a timescale for our full departure from site.