£2m upgrade to water supplies in Sunderland


Northumbrian Water is investing £2m to improve the water supply network in the Penshaw area of Sunderland.

The North East’s biggest water supplier is to start replacing more than 18km of cast iron water mains with HPPE plastic water mains from Monday, February 3. The scheme also involves renewing service pipes and replacing external stop taps with meter boxes.

The work, which is being carried out by contactor Fastflow Pipeline Services, is expected to take just over one year to complete.

Northumbrian Water is investing £150m between 2010 and 2015 to maintain and upgrade water supply networks across the region.

Brian Hardy, Northumbrian Water’s project manager for the Penshaw scheme, said: “We are committed to providing safe, clean drinking water for all our customers, and this work is essential to maintain and improve the future water supply for thousands of people in the Penshaw area.

“We appreciate there may be some inconvenience to customers in the short term, but we are working closely with Sunderland City Council to reduce the impact of the work and will do our best to minimise any disruption.”
Anyone who requires further advice or has any special requirements should ring Northumbrian Water on 0845 717 1100 or log on to www.nwl.co.uk.

For more information contact Mike Chipchase on 0191 301 6720.

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