Newton sewer upgrade


Residents of Alnwick are invited to find out more about a £350,000 sewer upgrade.

Northumbrian Water hopes to start work in mid-October on a five-month scheme at Newton by the Sea.
The work will involve upgrading two pumping stations, off Farm Road in Low Newton and at Newton Point in High Newton, that transfer wastewater to Embleton sewage treatment works.

The water company will also be replacing a rising main at Farm Road and connecting some pipework into the sewer network that is currently connected to the surface water system.

Residents are invited to find out more about the work at a customer information session being held on Wednesday September 19 2012, between 6.30pm and 7.30pm, at St. Mary’s Church, Low Newton by the Sea.

Simon Cossar, project manager for the scheme, said: “The pumping stations and rising main are not as reliable as they once were and so this work will improve the efficiency of the wastewater pumping process.

“Although there may be some occasional traffic delays around the areas where the work is being carried out, we hope customers will welcome the improvement work and the efficiencies it will bring.”

Residents in the affected areas will receive detailed information about the work in writing.

Customers who require further advice or have any special requirements should ring Northumbrian Water on 0845 717 1100 or log onto

It is unusual for anyone from the water company to require access into customers’ homes while the work is being carried out in Newton by the Sea and customers should remain vigilant of “bogus callers” claiming to be from the water company.

For more information contact Leanne Clough on 0191 301 6733.

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