Northumbrian Water is investing £2m in a year-long upgrade to the water mains running through Ferryhill.

The water company′s contractor, Fastflow Pipeline Services, will be renewing 11,500 metres of cast iron water mains, installing new plastic piping.


This will involve the construction of a new pipeline from Ferryhill Service Reservoir, past the junction of Wood Lane and on to Chilton Lane.


Rolling traffic lights will be in place during the course of the project, which is set to begin on Monday, September 30, 2019 and run until September 2020.


An information event is being held at Mainsforth Community Centre on Wednesday, September 25, for people to find out more. This will run from 3.30pm to 7pm.


Additionally, a Ferryhill page has been established on the company′s online portal at, which will carry information and updates about the project, so that customers can stay informed.


Northumbrian Water′s Project Manager, Brian Hardy, said: "This improvement work will make sure residents across the Ferryhill area continue to receive excellent quality tap water in the future. We hope that any customers who would like to know more will come along to our event at Mainsforth Community Centre. Alternatively, they can keep track on the portal.


"The rolling roadworks will be in place throughout the course of the project, but our team, including our contractors, will work to reduce the disruption this causes to traffic."


Northumbrian Water is also about to start work on an upgrade to its sewerage network in the Rookery Gardens area of nearby Rushyford. The company will have its team and the company′s community vehicle on site at Rookery Gardens for customers to meet and ask questions on Wednesday September 18 from 3pm to 7pm. This project is also set to start on Monday, September 30, with completion expected before Christmas. A Rookery Gardens page has also been established on the company′s community portal.