Sewerage upgrade work for County Durham


Northumbrian Water is investing £1.35 million in an essential upgrade of the sewerage network in Peterlee, County Durham early next month.

The work which is set to start from Monday, April 3 and is expected to be completed by Friday, November 3 will take place in the vicinity of Bracken Hill Industrial Estate and will be carried out by our contractors, ESH-MWH.

The existing sewer pipe, which is in the proximity of Wapping Burn watercourse, will be replaced with 1,250 metres of new sewer pipe installed at Hunter Road, Swan Road, Whitehouse Way and Doxford Drive. This new sewer pipe will reconnect into the existing sewer to the west of Peterlee Fire Station.

The water company will install sections of the sewer pipe, where possible, within grassed verges to help minimise any disruption to traffic. It will be necessary to undertake a lane closure with a controlled traffic light system when carrying out the work in Hunter Road and Swan Road. However, a full road closure will be required when working in Doxford Drive. Northumbrian Water will ensure diversion measures for Doxford Drive will be in place and that access to all businesses in the area is maintained.

Ian Davison, Northumbrian Water’s project manager, said: “We are committed to providing high quality service and are investing to upgrade and maintain the sewerage network. The relocation of the sewer will help protect the environment.
“We continue to work closely with nearby businesses about our planned works as well as with Durham County Council, to minimise any disruption and inconvenience our works may cause.”

Our online community portal at is available for anyone interested in keeping up to date with the latest updates about our work.

For further media information, call 0191 3015678.

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. 2017 also saw Northumbrian Water named the world’s most ethical water company for the seventh successive year.

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