Scheme to tackle flooding in Coxhoe begins


A scheme to reduce the risk of flooding in County Durham gets underway next week (Monday June 4, 2018).

Northumbrian Water is diverting and replacing the sewer pipe which serves The Grove, Coxhoe to help reduce future flood risk.

The £130,000 project, which is being carried out by the water firm′s supply partners, Mott MacDonald Bentley (MMB), is expected to be complete by Monday July 30, 2018.

The Grove will remain accessible to all vehicles throughout the duration of the work, however it will be reduced to single file traffic.

Project Manager, Paul Brewis, said: "This work is important to make sure that we can protect the local community and the environment for future generations.

"We know how devastating sewer flooding can be and we are committed to reducing the risk of it happening in future.

"We′re working with our supply partners to make sure that disruption is kept to a minimum and would like to thank our customers for their patience while we carry out this work."

Customers can find out more and follow the progress of the project on Northumbrian Water′s Community Portal at and by following the link to ‘The Grove, Coxhoe′.

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 2017 Northumbrian Water was named Utility of the Year at the Utility Week Awards, for the second time in four years. The company has followed this up in 2018 by winning the UK Excellence Award at the British Quality Foundation (BQF) UK Excellence Awards, and Water Company of the Year at the Water Industry Achievement Awards. Northumbrian Water also received the Queen’s Award for Enterprise for sustainable development for a second time in 2014, which is accredited for five years. This recognises the company as a business which benefits the environment, society and the economy.

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