Durham Sewage Treatment Upgrade


Work is to start next month on improvements to a Durham sewage treatment works.

Northumbrian Water is investing £900,000 to upgrade Belmont works, off the A690 road at Carrville, near Durham City.

The project, which involves upgrading various assets and processes, will begin on Tuesday, November 1 2011 and will take up to five months to complete.

Belmont sewage treatment works treats four million litres of wastewater every day from customers in Carrville, Belmont and Shincliffe.

Dean Thompson, project manager for the upgrade, said: “The work will improve the site’s efficiency and is part of our £1.2 billion investment between 2010 and 2015 to upgrade Northumbrian Water’s vast water and sewerage networks.”

During the course of the work, construction traffic will access the site via an access road off the A690 (signposted Maureen Terrace).

Anyone who has queries about the work should ring the Northumbrian Water customer centre on 0845 717 1100.

Representatives from the water company, or its contractor, BAM Nuttall, will not require access into customers’ homes while the work is being carried out at Belmont sewage treatment works. If a customer is in any doubt about the validity of a caller claiming to be from Northumbrian Water, they should not let them into their home. They should ring the company’s customer centre to confirm the caller’s identity.

For more information contact Leanne Clough on 0191 301 6733.

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