More than six million pounds is to be spent to upgrade a County Durham sewage treatment works.
Northumbrian Water will begin a year-long programme of work at Hustledown sewage treatments, Stanley, on Monday November 7 2011.
The £6.5 million scheme will improve water quality of Stanley Burn and involve upgrading various assets and treatment processes on the site.
The water company’s project manager, Hedley Young, said: "Hustledown sewage treatment works treats up to 8.7 million litres of wastewater every day and serves around 16,000 people in Stanley, Southmoor, Bloemfontein and Quaking Houses.
"The work will also increase the amount of wastewater that can be treated at the site. When the work is completed it will have the ability to treat more than 12 million litres of waste water per day."
Construction traffic will gain access to the site via South Stanley Woods. Northumbrian Water has carried out the necessary surveys to ensure that woodland habitat is protected.
Northumbrian Water has 414 sewage treatment works across the North East and they treat around one billion litres of waste water every day. More than 150 of these sewage treatment works are located in County Durham.
The utility will invest £210 million, between 2010 and 2015, to upgrade and improve sewage treatment works in the region.
Anyone with any queries should call the Northumbrian Water on 0845 717 1100.
For further information contact Cara Hall on 0191 301 6720.