Water company to carry out flood protection work in Spennymoor

Northumbrian Water is investing up to £700k in an essential upgrade of the sewerage network in Spennymoor, County Durham, this month which will help reduce the risk of flooding to the area.

Improvement works are planned to start on Monday, October 30, in the vicinity of Wood Vue, Spennymoor and are expected to be completed by the end of April 2018 by their delivery partner, ESH-MWH.

The work involves upsizing 240 metres of existing sewer pipe in Wood Vue and the nearby Cow Plantation Nature Reserve which will help to increase the capacity of the sewer network, reducing the flood risk to the area.

Temporary traffic management is essential and will be in place during the improvement works.

Northumbrian Water are working closely with customers who are directly affected to ensure they are kept fully informed.

Tina Robinson, Northumbrian Water’s project manager, said: "We know flooding is one of the worst things that can happen to our customers and are fully committed to providing a high quality service by investing in the sewerage network to help reduce the risk of flooding.

"We are working closely in partnership with Durham County Council and Spennymoor Town Council to make sure any disruption is kept to a minimum."

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