£1.75 million flood scheme


An eight-month programme of work to help protect homes in Newcastle from flooding is to begin today.

Northumbrian Water is to invest £1.75 million to reduce the risk of flooding to 13 properties in Stamfordham Road, Newcastle.

A storm water storage tank (the size of an Olympic sized swimming pool), which will hold up to two and a half million litres of waste water during times of heavy rainfall, and 120 metres of new sewer pipe will be installed in land between Stamfordham Road and Chessar Avenue.

Ian Davison, Northumbrian Water’s project manager, said: “Reducing the risk of our customers’ homes and businesses flooding is one of our top priorities as we appreciate the distress and inconvenience that flooding can cause. We also need to ensure that we are prepared for the future as weather patterns change and flash flooding occurs more regularly.

“Our experienced contactors, Seymour Civil Engineering Ltd, will carry out this work on our behalf and residents should be assured that all will be done to keep disruption to a minimum.”

It will be necessary to close sections of some of the footpaths that link Stamfordham Road to Chessar Avenue during the course of the work. Clearly marked footpath diversions will be in place. Construction traffic will need to access the water Company’s site compound which will be located on land between Chessar Avenue and Stamfordham Road.

For further information, contact Northumbrian Water on 0345 717 1100 or via twitter @nwater_care.

For further information contact Cara Charlton on 0191 301 6720.

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