Residents’ views sought on flood scheme



Residents in Lanchester are being invited to give their feedback on plans for a flood reduction project.

Northumbrian Water, Durham County Council and the Environment Agency have been investigating the causes of flooding in the area.

By working in partnership to share information, the agencies now have a better understanding of the flooding that has affected Front Street, which will be addressed by Durham County Council and the Environment Agency.

The organisations are using Northumbrian Water’s community vehicle, ‘Flo’, to invite residents to talk through their proposals, which will help to reduce the risk of flooding in future.

′Flo′ will be parked outside the Country Homes & Gift Shop, Front Street, Lanchester, DH7 0ER on Tuesday September 12, 2017 between 11.00am and 3.00pm.

Residents will also be able to find out more about Northumbrian Water’s Rainwise initiative, which allows the water company to work more closely with communities and its partners across the North East, to manage rainfall more sustainably.

Reducing the amount of surface water entering the sewer network can help address flooding challenges caused by climate change, population growth and increasing amounts of hard surfaces.

Small-scale solutions that reduce the amount of rainwater going directly into the drains, such as using less water around the home, adding water butts to store rainwater and creating rain gardens to help slow the flow of rainwater, can reduce the risk of flooding locally.

Residents and businesses in the area will be kept up-to-date with the progress of the plans for the scheme.

For more information about Rainwise, visit

For further media information, call 0191 3015678.

Northumbrian Water Limited supplies 2.7 million customers 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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