£15M investment in Northumberland water treatment


Northumbrian Water is investing £15 million in upgrades to two of its water treatment works in Northumberland.

The work at Warkworth and at Whittle Dene, near Horsley, will help to ensure the highest possible quality of water supply to more than 290,000 homes across Northumberland.

Phased across two years, the upgrades at Whittle Dene Water Treatment Works (WTW) started at the end of 2016, with work at Warkworth WTW commencing this month.

At Whittle Dene, the project includes the refurbishment of old tanks, installation of a new tank and apparatus as well as the upgrade of existing equipment.

The work at Warkworth will see upgrades to tanker facilities and water treatment equipment, the introduction of new security fencing and CCTV, and the installation of new screens in the river intake, which serves the site.

Northumbrian Water’s trusted partners, Mott MacDonald Bentley (MMB) and Interserve Construction are carrying out the work.

Glyn Jenkins, Project Manager at Northumbrian Water, said: “We are focused on providing the best possible experience and service to our customers. This investment at our water treatment works at Warkworth and Whittle Dene will help us to deliver upon that aim.”

Residents interested in following the progress of the work at Warkworth can do so at www.nwlcommunityportal.co.uk.

For further media information, contact Paul White on 0191 3015325.

Northumbrian Water Limited supplies 2.7 million customer in the North East with both water and sewerage services, trading as Northumbrian Water, and 1.8 million customers in the South East with water services, trading as Essex & Suffolk Water.

In the most recent survey by the Consumer Council for Water, Northumbrian Water was named the UK’s most trusted water company by its customers. 2016 also saw Northumbrian Water named the world’s most ethical water company for the sixth successive year.

Abbey Road, Pity Me, Durham DH1 5FJ. Telephone 0345 6047468. Website: www.nwl.co.uk

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