Middlesbrough sewer upgrade


A two month scheme to help prevent sewer flooding in Middlesbrough will begin next week.

Northumbrian Water has announced it is investing £250,000 to upgrade the sewerage network in the Holbeck Avenue area.

The improvement scheme, beginning on Monday, January 14 2013, will involve installing 200 metres of sewer pipe and will reduce the risk of flooding to ten properties.

Sean Barry, Northumbrian Water’s project manager for the scheme, said: “Flooding is extremely distressing to customers and something we invest millions of pounds on every year to help reduce the risk.

“The work will take place along Holbeck Avenue and construction traffic will need access to the area where improvement work is being carried out and to our site compound that will be located in a field adjacent to the B1380. Some temporary traffic management is necessary. Everything will be done to reduce the impact on residents and we appreciate their patience while we are working in this area.”

All traffic management dates are provisional and subject to change.

Location Traffic management Dates
Between numbers 2 and 34 Holbeck Avenue Road closure From Monday 14 January 2013 to Friday 15 March 2013

Residents in the affected areas will receive information about the work. Customers who require further advice or have any special needs should ring Northumbrian Water on 0845 717 1100 or log on to www.nwl.co.uk. They can also follow the company on Twitter @nwater_care and @NorthumbrianH20.

It is very unlikely that anyone from Northumbrian Water will need to gain access into customers’ homes while the work is being carried out in the area. If customers are in any doubt of a caller claiming to be from the water company, they should not let them into their home and instead should call the customer centre on 0845 717 1100 to confirm the caller’s identity.

For media information contact Philippa Clark, communications advisor, on 0191 301 5538 or email philippa.clark@nwl.co.uk.

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