Project to reduce the risk of flooding from sewer network

Paul Davison, Northumbrian Water project manager.
Paul Davison, Northumbrian Water project manager.

Northumbrian Water is to embark on a £500,000 scheme to cut the risk of flooding in Morpeth.

The water company is investing in the project to reduce the risk of flooding from the sewer network immediately upstream of Morpeth Sewage Treatment Works off Gladstone Street.

Work will begin on Tuesday and the project is expected to take around two months, with operating hours between 8am and 5pm on weekdays.

Construction work should not have a significant impact on residents of Morpeth or affect the town’s water supply.

Paul Davison, Northumbrian Water project manager, said: “We consulted with residents in January regarding planned work in the area and how it would help reduce the risk of flooding.

“We’re now in a position to start the work, which will be carried out as quickly and with as little impact to residents as possible.”

Northumbrian Water’s partner, Mott MacDonald Bentley, will carry out the upgrade to the sewage works that will include the construction of 140 metres of new pipework between Gladstone Street and Morpeth Sewage Treatment Works.

Mr Davison added: “We would like to thank everyone in advance for their patience and understanding while this essential work is being carried out.”

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