More than twenty homes in North Tyneside are to be protected from flooding.
Northumbrian Water is investing £1.6 million to install 700 metres of new sewer pipe and to build a storm water storage tank, which will hold more than one million litres of wastewater (12,500 baths full), in West Allotment.
The work, which will begin on Monday, September 7 2009 and take up to six months, will reduce the risk of flooding to 21 properties in Taylor Terrace, Benton Road, Turner Street, Griffith Terrace and Ryton Terrace.
Residents are invited to a drop in customer information session to be held on Wednesday, July 29 2009 at West Allotment Community Centre, Benton Road, West Allotment, NE27 0EP between 4.00pm and 7.00pm.
Paul Davison, the water company’s project manager for the scheme, said: “As a result of the changing climate localised flooding is happening more frequently and we appreciate how distressing this can be. Reducing the risk of flooding is one of our top priorities.
“I encourage residents affected by the work in West Allotment to come along to our customer information event where experts from Northumbrian Water and our contractors, Lumsden & Carroll, will be able to explain the work in more detail and also answer customers’ questions.”
At various stages during the course of the work it will be necessary to have temporary traffic management in place on Taylor Terrace, West Street, Turner Street, back lane of Turner Street and Benton Road. Construction traffic will access work sites and the site compound, which will be in the grassed area near the play area of Taylor Terrace.
Customers have been sent detailed information and an invitation to the customer information session in writing. Anyone with queries or concerns should ring the Northumbrian Water customer centre on 0845 717 1100 or log onto www.nwl.co.uk.
It is unusual for Northumbrian Water, or their contractors, to require access into customers’ homes at any time and the water company is urging residents to be vigilant. They may require access to manholes in private land.
For further information contact Cara Hall on 0191 301 6720.