£3.3 million investment in Stokesley and Great Ayton treatment works


Northumbrian Water is investing more than £3m in upgrades at two of its sites that will benefit the environment through improved treatment of wastewater.

Work at the sewage treatment works in Stokesley and Great Ayton are scheduled to begin in August 2018 and last for up to 12 months, enhancing the processes at the facilities and improving the quality of water that is released into the River Leven.

The projects will be carried out by Northumbrian Water′s partner, Interserve Construction Limited, and will take place within the boundaries of the treatment works.

As well as upgrading existing facilities, new equipment will be installed and constructed, to ensure the two sites treat the area′s wastewater in a way that continues to meet the most stringent legislative standards.

Northumbrian Water Project Manager Dean Thompson said: "We are always looking to ensure the highest standards of treatment of the wastewater - or sewage - that comes through our network, and this investment at Stokesley and Great Ayton will help us to achieve that.

"While the work will be contained within our sites, we will work hard with our partners to ensure people living close to the works are kept fully informed. One way we will be doing this will be through updates on our community portal at www.nwlcommunityportal.co.uk where people can find out all about the project and keep in touch with the team."

People can also contact Northumbrian Water′s Customer Contact Centre on 0345 717 1100 or Tweet @nwater_care.

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 and Utility of the Year at the Utility Week Awards, for the second time in four years.

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

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