Plans have been announced to protect homes from flooding in a Northumberland village.
Northumbrian Water is to begin work next week on a four-month scheme to increase the capacity of the sewerage network in Hadston.
The work, which begins on Monday September 30 2013 at a cost of more than half a million pounds, is being put in place to reduce the risk of internal flooding to five properties on Woodside Crescent.
Work will involve installing 360 metres of new sewer pipe in private land within Woodside Crescent, Hedgehope Crescent and Chevington Green.
The water company will also be installing a sewer under the cycle path adjacent to Ladyburn Way that can store an additional 200,000 litres of water in times of heavy rainfall.
It will be necessary to have traffic management in place to carry out this work. A road closure will be in place on Chevington Green from Wednesday October 16 2013 to Friday December 6 2013, and the cycle path adjacent to Ladyburn Way will be closed from Monday October 7 2013 to Friday January 24 2014.
Residents living nearby will receive detailed information in writing before the work begins.
Paul Davison, Northumbrian Water’s project manager for the scheme, said: “Reducing the risk of flooding is one of our top priorities and we work closely with other organisations, including the Environment Agency and local authorities, to reduce the likelihood of flooding.”
Construction traffic will need access to the areas where the work is being carried out, and the site compound, located in land off Ladyburn Way. A temporary access road will be built to minimise disruption from construction traffic.
Customers who require further advice or have any special requirements should ring Northumbrian Water on 0845 717 1100 or log on to www.nwl.co.uk.
It is unusual for anyone from Northumbrian Water to require access into customers’ homes while the work is being carried out and customers should be vigilant of bogus callers claiming to be from the water company.
For more information contact Leanne Clough on 0191 301 6733.