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  1. 15.08.2017

    Amelie and Alfie from Prudhoe Castle First School

    Work to reduce the risk of flooding complete

    The second phase of a flood reduction scheme in Northumberland is now complete.

  2. 15.08.2017

    Haley family

    Kielder 10k is family affair for Newcastle five

    A family of five from Newcastle are gearing up and getting ready to tackle Britain’s most beautiful 10k race.

  3. 10.08.2017

    Kielder apprentices

    Earning and learning in the beauty of Kielder

    Six young people will earn as they learn in one of the most beautiful parts of the UK after joining Northumbrian Water’s team at Kielder Water & Forest Park.

  4. 02.08.2017

    Moss trees and messages at the heart of green cities

    Pollution-absorbing ‘moss trees’ could be installed to help make towns and cities healthier places to live and work.

  5. 02.08.2017

    Kielder Half Marathon is another step towards a happier and healthier lifestyle for Wearside man

    The 2017 Active Northumberland Kielder half marathon will be a huge step forward in Sunderland man Gary Wilkinson’s life for many different reasons.

  6. 02.08.2017

    blue loop

    Wave to hit the water market

    The joint venture between Anglian Water Business (AWB) and NWG Business (NWGB) is cleared by the CMA.

  7. 28.07.2017

    Festival spawns ideas for a new era of services infrastructure

    Community-led infrastructure upgrades and closer working between companies that deliver amenities through underground networks could help to improve services and reduce roadworks, according to industry experts.

  8. 27.07.2017

    students

    Students gain industry insight with multi-business summer placements

    Seven young people from across the North East are supporting their studies with a summer of on-the-job learning with some of the region’s best known engineering firms.

  9. 27.07.2017

    Streamlining mobile workforces to deliver a better service to customers

    Companies that rely on workers in fleets of vans to maintain, repair and upgrade their services must develop new ways to deliver information to mobile workers if they are to improve efficiency and services to customers.

  10. 26.07.2017

    Rainwise initiative in Barnard Castle

    Residents in Barnard Castle are being invited to share flood stories as part of Northumbrian Water’s Rainwise initiative.

  11. 26.07.2017

    £6 million investment in water supplies

    Northumbrian Water is investing more than £6 million to safeguard water supplies for future generations in the Tyneside area.

  12. 26.07.2017

    Farming ideas to reduce flooding

    The potential for farmers to play a role in fighting flooding – while also improving their own crop yield – has come under the spotlight at a unique festival of innovation.

  13. 25.07.2017

    A look into tomorrow′s artificially intelligent world of work

    By 2030, we could all be working in the environment of our choosing, where personal and professional information is prioritised and a computer arranges visits by tradesmen to our homes, according to a group of experts.

  14. 25.07.2017

    WaterAid Ball

    Charity ball raises a ′super′ £28k

    Kind-hearted people across the North East have proved you don’t have to have a superpower to save lives.

  15. 25.07.2017

    Northumbrian Water work with local residents and partners to help bring superfast broadband to rural Northumberland

    People living in the rural communities of Fontburn, Rothley and Nunnykirk in Northumberland will soon be able to benefit from improved broadband speeds, wireless connectivity and a more reliable service.

  16. 24.07.2017

    Festival data delivers leakage focus

    Focusing attention on as little as 10% of water companies’ operational areas could help significantly reduce leakage to standards set by industry regulators, according to data scientists.

  17. 20.07.2017

    Environmental projects fund invites new applications

    Northumbrian Water’s Branch Out scheme, which offers grants of up to £25,000 to projects which benefit the natural environment and local communities, is inviting funding applications for new projects.

  18. 20.07.2017

    Flo and the team!

    Proud to support Newcastle Pride 2017

    Northumbrian Water is flying the flag at the Northern Pride festival in Newcastle this year.

  19. 20.07.2017

    Planning for the future in Teesdale

    Northumbrian Water is investing over £800,000 to safeguard water supplies for future generations in a Teesdale village.

  20. 19.07.2017

    Better ties and artificial intelligence to tackle flooding

    Closer ties between people living in areas prone to flooding and relevant agencies could reduce the impact and likelihood of floods.

  21. 14.07.2017

    From artificial assistants to pollution-busting trees, NWG Innovation Festival delivers new ideas

    Water regulators have praised a unique week-long festival of innovation as playing a pivotal role in delivering future industry improvements and developments.

  22. 13.07.2017

    Young people design the future at North East Innovation Festival

    Young people from across the North East have taken part in an unique event at the NWG Innovation Festival in Newcastle.

  23. 12.07.2017

    North East youngsters enjoy festival STEM learning

    School children from North East schools have been soaking up the festival atmosphere as part of an unique event.

  24. 12.07.2017

    How maps of the world beneath our feet can ease congestion on the roads

    New maps that plot the mystery beneath our feet could improve people’s lives by reducing traffic delays and disruption for people in the North East.

  25. 11.07.2017

    Flo

    Customers encouraged to ′have their say′

    Customers in Newcastle are being invited to make their voices heard to help shape the future of Northumbrian Water.

  26. 11.07.2017

    Innovation chief calls for more collaboration

    Innovation needs to be more visible and include ideas from a wide range of people across all disciplines, according to one of the North East’s leading experts, speaking at the region’s first Innovation Festival.

  27. 10.07.2017

    Innovation Festival

    Global innovators gather to tackle environmental and social challenges

    An unique festival of innovation is underway, with hundreds of people and some of the world’s leading businesses arriving in the North East to address social and environmental problems.

  28. 07.07.2017

    CGI to lead the journey into Tomorrow’s World at NWG Innovation Festival

    CGI (NYSE: GIB) (TSX: GIB.A) will be leading a group comprising industry, academia, schools and members of the public in a week-long search for a glimpse into the future.

  29. 06.07.2017

    Flooding comes under the spotlight from IBM at NWG Innovation Festival

    IBM will be leading a group comprising businesses, academics and members of the public in a week-long search for new ways to deal with flooding.

  30. 06.07.2017

    eels

    Eel-y good protection

    Work recently began on rivers in the North East to help give added protection to endangered eels.

  31. 03.07.2017

    Nigel Watson

    BT leads the sprint to improve field working practice at NWG Innovation Festival

    Improvements to customer service, resilience and affordability in businesses that employ large numbers of field workers will come under the microscope during a week of activity led by BT at the NWG Innovation Festival.

  32. 30.06.2017

    North Durham MP Kevan Jones, for the official launch of ‘Every Drop Counts’

    MP launches ′Every Drop Counts′ campaign in Stanley

    An award-winning campaign has been launched in Stanley, County Durham, helping up to 15,000 local residents save water, energy and money.

  33. 28.06.2017

    Rufus Bellamy and Heidi Mottram

    Northumberland green park gets gold award

    World-famous botanist and TV personality, Professor David Bellamy has a golden endorsement for a green North East holiday destination.

  34. 28.06.2017

    Week-long sprint and hackathon to tackle water leakage

    Experts from global giant Microsoft will come from around the globe to lead the search for answers on the problem of water leakage, as part of Northumbrian Water’s Innovation Festival.

  35. 27.06.2017

    Northumbrian Water backs WaterSafe′s ′Moving House′ campaign

    Northumbrian Water backs WaterSafe′s ′Moving House′ campaign.

  36. 27.06.2017

    North East Cycle Race

    Riders ready for North East cycle race

    British Cycling’s Elite Road Series is to return to Northumbrian Water’s Derwent Reservoir over the weekend of July 1 and July 2.

  37. 23.06.2017

    Tees Cottage Pumping Station interior

    Things are getting steamy in Darlington this weekend!

    People in the North East are being urged to come and get steamy in Darlington this weekend.

  38. 23.06.2017

    Tour of Britain

    Thousands to see the Tour on their doorstep

    Scores of the county’s communities are to get a grandstand view of some of the world’s top cyclists after route details of the UK’s largest and most prestigious cycle race were revealed.

  39. 22.06.2017

    Loo crew volunteer joins ′Water Fight′

    A County Durham man has volunteered to be part of the ‘Loo Crew’ at this year’s Glastonbury Festival, supporting charity WaterAid’s global campaign the ‘Water Fight’.

  40. 22.06.2017

    Nigel Watson

    Support grows from around the world for NWG Innovation Festival

    More than 25 businesses from across the UK and around the world have signed up to support an exciting celebration of innovation set to take place in the North East next month.

  41. 20.06.2017

    Ordnance Survey to map out greener communities at NWG Innovation Festival

    Ordnance Survey will lead a group of businesses, academics, students and members of the public in a week-long challenge to identify ways of improving the environment.

  42. 20.06.2017

    Flo

    Flood risk surveys in Darlington

    Darlington residents are being encouraged to get involved in a flood fact-finding mission.

  43. 20.06.2017

    Water

    Northumbrian Water tops the charts where it ′matters′

    Northumbrian Water continues to be the most trusted water company in the country according to the industry watchdog’s latest figures.

  44. 20.06.2017

    Heidi Mottram

    International women in engineering day: Gender balance is a problem for us all to tackle

    Men and women have a joint role to play in addressing the gender imbalance in engineering, says Northumbrian Water Chief Executive Heidi Mottram.

  45. 20.06.2017

    Kielder lodges

    Launch of luxury accommodation under England’s darkest skies

    Ever dreamt spending the night soaking in a luxurious hot tub in the middle of the deepest Northumberland forest, underneath the darkest skies in England.

  46. 19.06.2017

    £2.2M investment in reducing Hartlepool flood risk

    Northumbrian Water is investing £2.2m in reducing the risk of flooding in Hartlepool.

  47. 19.06.2017

    Water Rangers

    Dual approach to protecting the environment

    Northumbrian Water is working with local businesses and volunteers in a two-pronged effort to protect the environment in Ingleby Barwick by reducing the risk of pollution and flooding.

  48. 16.06.2017

    Louise Hunter

    Queen honours Louise Hunter with MBE

    Louise Hunter, Northumbrian Water’s Director of Corporate Affairs, has received an MBE for services to business and corporate social responsibility in the Queen’s Birthday Honours list.

  49. 15.06.2017

    Save water, energy and money by making every drop count

    An award-winning green scheme is set to launch in Stanley, County Durham, helping residents to save water, energy and money.

  50. 14.06.2017

    Residents in South Shields invited to public meeting

    Residents in South Shields are being invited to come and have their say on proposals for potential flood risk reduction work in the area.

  51. 12.06.2017

    Reece Innovation Leads The Search For Infrastructure Answers At NWG Innovation Festival

    Engineering experts Reece Innovation will be leading a group comprising businesses, academics, schools and members of the public in a week-long search for new ideas on the way infrastructure is upgraded.

  52. 06.06.2017

    Fishy Partnership

    Fishy Partnership Raises £60,000 To Tackle Water Issues

    A partnership between Northumbrian Water and fishing tackle company Greys has raised £60,000 for international charity WaterAid, helping to save more than 4,000 lives in Africa and Asia.

  53. 06.06.2017

    £3M investment in Northumberland sewage treatment works

    Northumbrian Water is investing more than £3 million in upgrades to Pegswood sewage treatment works (stw) in Northumberland.

  54. 05.06.2017

    Using Customers′ Util-eyes On The World

    Northumbrian Water is launching a brand new app that will help its team to ‘see through the eyes of its customers’.

  55. 02.06.2017

    ′Chip in′ and help keep drains clear!

    Fish and chip lovers in the North East are being asked to ‘chip in’ and help keep the region’s drains clear this National Fish & Chip day.

  56. 02.06.2017

    Thousands raised for WaterAid charity

    Generous employees, partners and customers of Northumbrian Water have helped to save the lives of some 17,500 people living in Madagascar.

  57. 02.06.2017

    Last call for award nominations

    Northumbrian Association’s nominations are open, giving the opportunity to recognise those who, ‘through bold endeavour’, have done something to significantly benefit or raise the profile of the North East.

  58. 26.05.2017

    NW water glass

    Too shy to tap? Don’t worry, the drinks are on us!

    According to a recent survey done by YouGov British people are too embarrassed to ask for free tap water in restaurants, so are opting to splash their cash on bottled water.

  59. 25.05.2017

    Catch of the day could bag you £200

    There is an added incentive to go fishing at Northumbrian Water’s premier fisheries this summer.

  60. 25.05.2017

    Daniel Blakemore

    Hair raising effort to help sick children

    A Northumbrian Water facilities team member is set to have his long locks cut off to help a UK children’s charity.

  61. 25.05.2017

    Two national awards for North East utility company

    Northumbrian Water Group took home two national awards on Tuesday night.

  62. 25.05.2017

    Nigel Watson

    Global innovators come together to tackle social and environmental issues

    Some of the world’s leading businesses are coming together to tackle major social and environmental challenges at an unique week-long Innovation Festival.

  63. 24.05.2017

    WaterAid Ball

    Creating a splash for charity

    Northumbrian Water is calling on superheroes across the North East to help save lives at its WaterAid Ball.

  64. 24.05.2017

    Ryhope

    Fancy a steamy weekend in Sunderland?

    Ryhope Engines Museum is open to the public this bank holiday weekend and everyone is invited.

  65. 19.05.2017

    Tynedale Golf Club

    Tyne Green work nearing completion

    Work to install new sewer pipe at Tyne Green, Hexham is now substantially complete. At Tynedale Golf Course the mid-week restrictions that had been in place have been lifted. The course is now fully open for business.

  66. 18.05.2017

    LEARNING AT WORK WEEK

    Learning at work week: 27 water colleagues achieve diplomas

    Northumbrian Water has helped 27 of its people achieved diplomas that will help them to progress their careers.

  67. 16.05.2017

    Basselton Beck

    Water Rangers March On

    A new route launched as part of an award-winning Water Rangers initiative reflects Northumbrian Water’s commitment to protect the environment.

  68. 12.05.2017

    STEM

    Students maths and physics interests ′STEM′ from power from poo visit

    Northumbrian Water has teamed up with the Government-backed “Your Life” campaign to give three Stockton schools the chance to take part in the ‘Best School Trip’ initiative.

  69. 09.05.2017

    FIVE of the strangest things found down the region′s drains...

    Here at Northumbrian Water our engineers have found some weird and wonderful things in the drains and sewers of the North East.

  70. 09.05.2017

    Chris Burt

    Firefighters enlisted in the battle against bursts

    Northumbrian Water is helping to train firefighters across the North East in the battle to beat burst water pipes and reduce the chances of customers experiencing discoloured water.

  71. 05.05.2017

    Region’s top business heads try to tap into our success

    Members of the Institute of Director’s were given a behind the scenes tour of Northumbrian Water earlier this week.

  72. 02.05.2017

    Flo

    Seaham residents encouraged to get ′Rainwise′

    Seaham residents are being encouraged to get involved in a community-led initiative to reduce the risk of flooding.

  73. 28.04.2017

    mykindafuture

    Northumbrian Water Teams up with Your Life to Help Young People

    Northumbrian Water has teamed up with the Government-backed “Your Life” campaign to host school trips to open up the world of work to more than 100 young people from several schools in the North East.

  74. 27.04.2017

    Hylton Castle residents encouraged to get ′Rainwise′

    Northumbrian Water is encouraging Sunderland residents to get involved in a community-led initiative aimed at reducing the risk of flooding.

  75. 25.04.2017

    Rainwise scheme moves into next phase

    The second phase of a community-led initiative to reduce the risk of flooding in Northumberland is set to commence.

  76. 24.04.2017

    £300,000 to support North East communities

    More than £300,000 of support from Northumbrian Water has been given to organisations across the North East to support community, environmental and heritage projects.

  77. 18.04.2017

    Residents invited to share flood stories

    South Tyneside residents are being invited to share information that could help shape a potential future flood risk reduction scheme.

  78. 13.04.2017

    Phase two of £6million sustainable flood solution

    The second phase of a £6 million scheme to reduce flood risk in North Tyneside is to begin in April 2017.

  79. 05.04.2017

    Green ideas to manage rainfall wisely

    National Gardening Week (10-17 April)

  80. 05.04.2017

    Ian Hoult

    Wendy′s memory spurs on charity effort at Kielder Run Bike Run

    When Ian Hoult tackles the grueling Run Bike Run challenge as part of the Active Northumberland Kielder Marathon Weekend 2017, he will do so with the memory of a special lady driving him forward.

  81. 30.03.2017

    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.

  82. 29.03.2017

    Water Worker speaks alongside Minister to highlight critical water issue

    Water worker Helen Allister shared the stage with industry and thought leaders, who converged at Portcullis House of the House of Commons and brought eye-opening facts about water usage at an event to mark World Water Day.

  83. 23.03.2017

    WaterAid

    Sunderland Empire goes #Blue4Water and the nation′s top "water" songs revealed

    A new survey, conducted to mark World Water Day 2017, has highlighted the nation’s favourite water-related songs.

  84. 23.03.2017

    NWG Anglian

    Northumbrian Water and Anglian Water join forces to create ‘Wave’ of efficiency and cost savings for business customers

    Joint venture between business arms will create a new water and wastewater retailer

  85. 23.03.2017

    Three Men In A Shower

    Eyesore to oasis - Northumbrian Water′s hidden garden

    A secret garden has been uncovered at the heart of one of the region’s largest organisations.

  86. 22.03.2017

    Super Splash Heroes

    Super heroes make a splash at County Durham schools

    A series of special visits to schools in a County Durham town will see a gang of super heroes come to life and help youngsters learn about water.

  87. 21.03.2017

    Wet Wet Wet? The nation′s favourite ′water′ song revealed for World Water Day

    A new survey, conducted to mark World Water Day 2017, has highlighted the nation’s favourite water-related songs.

  88. 20.03.2017

    Northumbrian Water supports Water Saving Week 2017

    Northumbrian Water is backing the third annual Water Saving Week campaign, which promotes simple water saving tips for everyone.

  89. 13.03.2017

    Northumbrian Water Group Still the Most Ethical Water Company in the World

    Northumbrian Water Group has been recognised globally as the most ethical water company in the world, for the seventh consecutive year.

  90. 01.03.2017

    Investment in County Durham sewage works

    Northumbrian Water is investing £5.5 million in upgrading three of its sewage treatment works in County Durham.

  91. 27.02.2017

    Work to deliver future flood reduction to begin

    Work on a new community-led initiative aimed at reducing the risk of flooding proactively will get underway next month.

  92. 22.02.2017

    Northumbrian Water: Powering the Powerhouse

    Northumbrian Water Group has been named ‘Energy Company of the Year’ at a prestigious awards ceremony to recognise businesses driving the Northern Powerhouse agenda.

  93. 21.02.2017

    Environmental support scheme Branch-es out for inviting new funding applications

    A fund that aims to build resilience in the region’s natural environment and help in adaptation to effects of changing climate, is inviting funding applications for new projects.

  94. 14.02.2017

    New Angling Season Price Freeze And New Rewards At Northumbrian Water Reservoirs

    Northumbrian Water has frozen day permit prices for the new fishing season, which opens at the company’s reservoirs on Saturday, March 11.

  95. 10.02.2017

    Sewer scheme moves into next phase

    Northumbrian Water are working in Sunderland to improve the performance and resilience of the sewer network in the Roker, Seaburn and St Peter’s areas.

  96. 09.02.2017

    ten higher degree apprentices with Information Service Director Nigel Watson
  97. 01.02.2017

    Northumbrian Water Investing in the Future in 2017/2018

    Providing clean, safe drinking water, recycling 100% of sewage into renewable energy and tackling the risk of sewer flooding are just some of the services Northumbrian Water customers receive for around £1 a day.

  98. 26.01.2017

    Tom Bell, Nathan Whitley and Adam Piggford

    Double award shows Kielder Waterside′s UK-leading status

    Kielder Waterside Park in Northumberland has been named the best in the UK by one of the world’s leading holiday companies.

  99. 25.01.2017

    Industry leader for NWG Property Solutions

    NWG Property Solutions is leading the way in the industry for the second year running by providing property searches to its customers in a fast and efficient way.

  100. 19.01.2017

    Seaton Sluice Middle School “Super Splash Heroes”

    Tapping into super heroes for launch of online learning resource

    A gang of super heroes has come to life and begun an educational adventure with children from North Tyneside learning about water in the environment, water efficiency and water for health.

  101. 17.01.2017

    Nigel Watson

    Nigel takes on leading role in driving innovation at Northumbrian Water

    When you first meet Nigel Watson, newly appointed Group Director of Information Services at Northumbrian Water Group Ltd, expect him to talk about innovation with an enthusiasm and passion that is infectious.

  102. 16.01.2017

    Speakers line up for farming update events

    A series of free events is being held to update farmers, landowners, forestry and woodland managers, and others interested in rural matters, on the latest business, environmental and regulatory information.

  103. 16.01.2017

    Reducing flood risk in east Durham

    Northumbrian Water is investing more than £1m in reducing the flood risk in a County Durham town.

  104. 13.01.2017

    ′World′s greatest living explorer′ heads to North East for charity talk

    Intrepid explorer Sir Ranulph Fiennes will recount tales of his adventures at a special charity evening in the North East next month.

  105. 11.01.2017

    £15M investment in Northumberland water treatment

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

  106. 10.01.2017

    Don′t drown in debt

    Blue Monday – 16 January 2017

  107. 03.01.2017

    Advice on bogus callers

    Northumbrian Water is advising residents to be vigilant following a police warning about bogus callers operating in the North East.

  108. 19.12.2016

    shoe box collection co-ordinators Sharon Stewart (left) and Clare Lavery

    Getting wrapped up in giving - colleagues support families at home and abroad

    More than 150 shoe boxes full of gifts are winging their way to deprived communities across Europe to put festive smiles on the faces of families.

  109. 12.12.2016

    Come Eat Together

    Four years on, partnership closes in on serving up lunch club meal-stone

    An initiative that allows older people from County Durham to come together for a monthly meal, creating friendships and reducing isolation, is celebrating its fourth anniversary.

  110. 30.11.2016

    £2.2m upgrade to Tyneside reservoir

    The £2.2m upgrade of a Newcastle reservoir will help to improve and protect the sustainable supply of water to more than 60,000 properties across Tyneside.

  111. 29.11.2016

    Expanding the sewer network in Morpeth

    Northumbrian Water is working closely with Northumberland County Council, Morpeth Town Council, various developers and external partners to upgrade the sewer network in Morpeth.

  112. 29.11.2016

    Innovative partnership will deliver quicker response times near customer′s homes

    An industry-leading innovative partnership between Northumbrian Water and data management specialists 1Spatial will help to enhance response times for customers who experience problems with the sewer network in and around their properties.

  113. 21.11.2016

    Northumberland Wildlife Trust volunteer Christine Hall with Northumbrian Water’s Stuart Pudney

    Heating boost for eco wildlife centre

    The heating system at Northumberland Wildlife Trust’s new flagship eco-building in Hauxley has been switched on to mark the latest phase in the site’s re-birth, following a devastating fire in 2010.

  114. 17.11.2016

    Water Rangers scheme growing and on course

    An award-winning scheme launched by Northumbrian Water to help give water pollution the boot is set to grow across the North East region.

  115. 17.11.2016

    Wrap up warm - and don′t forget your pipes

    Northumbrian Water is urging customers not to forget their water pipes when they wrap up warm for the onset of winter.

  116. 16.11.2016

    Top soprano set to take the stage at North East charity concert

    One of the world’s most sought-after dramatic sopranos will grace the Sage Gateshead stage to help raise funds for two important charities.

  117. 16.11.2016

    Northumbrian Water CEO wins top North East Business Award

    Northumbrian Water’s Chief Executive, Heidi Mottram, has received a major award recognising her contribution to business in the North East of England.

  118. 10.11.2016

    Investing in the Darlington environment

    Northumbrian Water is investing more than £380,000 in measures that will help to protect a Darlington nature reserve.

  119. 10.11.2016

    Active Northumberland continues to support Kielder Marathon as early bird entries open for 2017

    Runners and riders are being given an opportunity to save money when entering one of the North East’s most beautiful sporting events, the Active Northumberland Kielder Marathon Weekend 2017.

  120. 09.11.2016

    Work to reduce flood risk in the Tyne Valley

    Local people will receive an update on work to reduce flood risk in the Tyne Valley at a public meeting next week.

  121. 08.11.2016

    North East coastline boosted by bathing water results

    Thirty-three of the region’s 34 bathing waters have either an ‘excellent’ or ‘good’ water quality status, with every one of the North East’s coastal sites passing the European standards, it is announced by DEFRA today.

  122. 04.11.2016

    Deborah Meaden crowns Northumbrian Water staff as winners of WaterAid’s Water Innovators Programme 2016

    Dragons’ Den entrepreneur Deborah Meaden has named staff from Northumbrian Water as winners in WaterAid’s Water Innovators Programme 2016 for their inventive solutions to improve access to better hygiene in Cambodia.

  123. 18.10.2016

    ten higher degree apprentices with Information Service Director Nigel Watson

    Ten candidates start earn as you learn digital apprenticeships with Northumbrian Water

    Ten budding information technology stars of the future have joined Northumbrian Water Group on ‘earn as you learn’ higher degree apprenticeships.

  124. 13.10.2016

    Helen Allister

    Life-changing trip for North East water worker

    A North East water worker will come face to face with how a developing community copes without much of the sanitation that is often taken for granted in the UK.

  125. 02.10.2016

    Day 2: sporting weekend reaches spectacular climax

    Around 1,300 runners descended on Kielder Water & Forest Park, Northumberland today for ‘Britain’s most beautiful Marathon and Half Marathon’ (Sunday, October 2).

  126. 01.10.2016

    Kielder Marathon weekend day 1: thousands turn out for sporting festival

    More than one thousand competitors took part in the first half of a leading North East sporting weekend today (1 October).

  127. 30.09.2016

    Paws for a quick selfie with the Marathon Mutt

    Marathon-men and women may have an extra spring in their step this weekend when organisers “release the hounds” at one of the region’s most challenging long-distance events.

  128. 30.09.2016

    Industry gathers to launch diversity group

    A brand new regional group has been launched aimed at improving gender balance and promoting diversity in science and engineering in the North East.

  129. 28.09.2016

    Getting wise to managing flood risk

    North East children have helped to kick off a brand new community initiative aimed at reducing the risk of flooding.

  130. 27.09.2016

    From ship ahoy to run bike run for Falklands veterans

    Re-uniting 25 years after their ship was bombed during the Falklands Conflict has led to a new series of adventures together for Stephen Jopling and Chris Warner as they prepare for the Active Northumberland Kielder Run Bike Run challenge.

  131. 27.09.2016

    Kielder Marathon rounds off a year of fundraising inspired by Northumberland child

    The parents of a Northumberland boy who had a rare brain tumour will round off a year of fundraising challenges by taking on the Active Northumberland Kielder Marathon.

  132. 26.09.2016

    K is for Kielder - runner heads to Northumberland for his A-Z of marathons

    When Jim Taylor sets out to tackle the 2016 Active Northumberland Kielder Marathon, it will be the latest stage in a self-designed challenge that is taking him around the world.

  133. 23.09.2016

    Runner to tackle half marathon for the heroes who saved his life

    Only 17 months after suffering a heart attack, a North East man is preparing to run the Kielder Half Marathon to raise funds for the charity that saved his life.

  134. 21.09.2016

    Wising up to managing flood risk

    North East children are helping to kick off a brand new community initiative aimed at reducing the risk of flooding.

  135. 19.09.2016

    Major Newcastle flood scheme complete

    A major scheme to tackle flooding in Brunton Park, Newcastle, is complete.

  136. 14.09.2016

    Northumbrian Water Snowdogs set to make a splash!

    As a pack of hounds wait to be unleashed on the region, two special pooches celebrating the North East are among the best in breed.

  137. 14.09.2016

    Darren Hebron, Chris Kamara and Shaun Moody lace up their walking boots.

    Trio to tackle Kilimanjaro for Tees charity

    A trio of colleagues at Northumbrian Water are set to tackle Africa’s highest mountain in an expedition to raise money for a Teesside charity.

  138. 13.09.2016

    £8 million pound sewer scheme for Sunderland

    An £8 million scheme to upgrade the sewer network in Sunderland has begun.

  139. 07.09.2016

    Northumbrian Water to host inaugural industry diversity event

    A brand new regional hub aimed at improving gender balance and promoting diversity in science and engineering in the North East will be launched this month.

  140. 06.09.2016

    Planning some plumbing? Know the ‘water law!’

    Northumbrian Water is urging anyone planning plumbing work to make sure they know the `water law’ before they start.

  141. 05.09.2016

    Northumbrian Water's Stuart Pudney at Mosswood

    Restoration of north east grasslands can boost habitats

    Work to create or enhance grasslands on two sites in the North East are blooming.

  142. 02.09.2016

    Companies come together to help village wetlands project grow

    The development of a community wetlands in a County Durham village has been given a boost with support from Northumbrian Water.

  143. 01.09.2016

    World Water Week: investment in drinking water quality drives innovation

    Northumbrian Water is investing up to £6m in developing an innovative approach to further improve drinking water quality across its network and drive innovation across the UK.

  144. 30.08.2016

    We are looking to create a flood - on Twitter!

    The hashtag #NECoast has occasionally been used in the past to celebrate the stunning North East coastline, and our work plays a big part in keeping it pristine.

  145. 25.08.2016

    aliens

    Volunteers Help Tackle Alien Invaders At Derwent Reservoir

    A partnership between Northumbrian Water and Durham Wildlife Trust is helping to keep “alien invader” plant life at bay around a County Durham reservoir.

  146. 24.08.2016

    Flood repairs start in Corbridge

    Work to repair flood defences in a Northumberland town, which were damaged during the winter floods, has started.

  147. 23.08.2016

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    Village recovery work starts

    Work has started in Skinningrove as part of the Environment Agency’s multi-million pound flood recovery programme.

  148. 19.08.2016

    Playing the Dwaine Game

    The battle to ensure that only pee, poo and toilet paper go down the loo has gone mobile, with the launch of a brand new game.

  149. 18.08.2016

    chrisandjohn

    It′s ′Ship Ahoy′ for Local Water Company

    A unique partnership between a local water company and a tall ship project is to ‘set sail’.

  150. 17.08.2016

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    CIWEM Recognises Outstanding Young Environmentalist

    The Young Environmentalist of the Year Award, sponsored by Jacobs, recognises exceptional contribution to environmental understanding.

  151. 12.08.2016

    Paul Davison, and parish councillor, Val Hay, with local children.

    Play park swings into action

    Children have helped to mark the opening of a new play park in Newcastle.

  152. 11.08.2016

    Sewerage upgrade work will care for the environment

    A £2.5m essential upgrade of the sewerage network in a County Durham town is due to start next month.

  153. 10.08.2016

    Wingrove businesses in line for water, money and energy saving support

    Businesses in the Wingrove area of Newcastle are being given an opportunity to save money and energy by learning about ways to use water more efficiently.

  154. 10.08.2016

    Playing with customer ′appiness

    Northumbrian Water is turning to the world of gaming to promote excellence in customer service throughout its workforce.

  155. 08.08.2016

    Investment to upgrade sewage pumping station

    Northumbrian Water is investing £250,000 to modernise one of its sewerage assets in the Hartlepool area.

  156. 05.08.2016

    Water Company ‘On Board’ The Tall Ships!

    Northumbrian Water has been confirmed as one of the highlight sponsors of the North Sea Tall Ships Regatta in August and will be providing important logistical support to the event.

  157. 03.08.2016

    Every drop counts delivers water efficiency

    Residents and businesses in the set of Newcastle are being given an opportunity to save money and energy by learning about ways to use less water in their homes.

  158. 26.07.2016

    35th anniversary of global charity WaterAid

    Cash floods in for WaterAid following north east fundraising

    A celebration to mark the 35th anniversary of global charity WaterAid has taken fundraising by staff at Northumbrian Water to more than £33,700 across two events.

  159. 25.07.2016

    RESIDENTS UNVEIL NEW COMMUNITY GARDEN ARTWORK

    Residents unveil new community garden artwork

    Insect invasions can be the bane of a gardener’s life, but the arrival of a giant bug in a newly completed community garden has been greeted with delight by residents.

  160. 18.07.2016

    Stars set to shine for charity celebrations

    Britain′s Got Talent winner and Royal Variety performer Jai McDowall will join Scottish songstress Rachelle Rhienne to entertain guests at 35th anniversary celebrations for global charity WaterAid.

  161. 12.07.2016

    Investment will reduce Perkinsville flood risk

    Northumbrian Water is investing £800,000 in sewer upgrades and renewal to reduce flooding in North West Durham.

  162. 12.07.2016

    Pioneering North East research partnership hits key internal milestone

    Newcastle Business School and Northumbrian Water have reached an important milestone in their ground-breaking research project into sustainability.

  163. 08.07.2016

    £6 million sustainable flood scheme

    A £6 million scheme to reduce flood risk in North Tyneside is to begin this month.

  164. 07.07.2016

    Jim Dixon

    Customer champion appointed

    A new independent Chair of Northumbrian Water Group’s Water Forums has been appointed and will lead his first meeting today.

  165. 04.07.2016

    Investment in reducing Wallsend flood risk

    Northumbrian Water is investing £890,000 to reduce the risk of flooding to homes in Wallsend.

  166. 01.07.2016

    water research facility

    Newcastle University establishes European first in wastewater treatment

    A major new research facility which will allow scientists to discover more sustainable and affordable ways to treat wastewater will be officially launched today (Friday 1 July).

  167. 30.06.2016

    Chris Packham with Charlotte Hunter

    Nature Watch: Bringing youngsters closer to the environment

    Northumbrian Water Group’s Nature Watch programme is offering an opportunity for pupils at schools across the North East to reconnect with nature and the environment.

  168. 28.06.2016

    volunteers Alan Nicholls, Jack Pressdee, Doug Davison and Geoff King, treating giant hogweed on the River Tees.

    Creating a buzz around the environment

    Bugs and bees are among the wildlife to benefit from improvements to habitats in the North East being carried out using Northumbrian Water grants.

  169. 23.06.2016

    CHARITY “SPEAKEASY” BRINGS £31K HAUL

    Charity ′speakeasy′ brings £31K haul

    Sharp suits and flapper dresses were on show as more than £31,000 – enough to save more than 2,000 lives in developing countries – was raised at a North East charity event.

  170. 22.06.2016

    Water safety advice for a safer summer

    Northumbrian Water has issued safety advice for people tempted to play in or around water in the summer months.

  171. 21.06.2016

    Northumbrian Water hits supplier satisfaction for six

    Northumbrian Water Group has been voted the top performing UK water company for the sixth time in seven years in an industry supply chain survey.

  172. 14.06.2016

    Paul Richardson embarks on a

    We′re all going on a . . . pumping station hunt?

    People across the North East are being asked to go on a hunt with a difference – to find sewage pumping stations!

  173. 08.06.2016

    Path of lease resistance on water bills

    A new national register - inspired by a system developed in the North East - is making life easier for landlords in the region.

  174. 06.06.2016

    Northumbrian Water colleagues complete last year's challenge.

    Colleagues set to tackle charity mountain challenge

    More than 80 staff, family and friends will represent Northumbrian Water when they climb a selection of trek routes as part of the WaterAid Mountain Challenge.

  175. 01.06.2016

    Could it be magic? Appeal goes out for star to shine at charity anniversary

    Organisers of a special event to celebrate a charity’s 35th anniversary know they will be holding back The Flood of excitement if their appeals for Take That star Gary Barlow to attend their Greatest Day are successful.

  176. 31.05.2016

    Graeme Hopper, Kathryn Forte and Mike Ciaraldi

    Sparks fly as blacksmith ′Apprentices′ help with community garden artwork

    Two white collar workers swapped Powerpoint presentations for power-hammer pounding as they spent an afternoon as blacksmith apprentices.

  177. 26.05.2016

    Steve Coverdale Northumbrian Water among the solar installation at Bran Sands

    Northumbrian Water reduces bills and explores solar future on Teesside

    A significant installation of solar power at one of the North East’s largest environmental management sites could pave the way for greater use of renewable energy across the region.

  178. 25.05.2016

    YOUNGSTERS PLANT THE SEEDS OF A GREEN FUTURE FOR JARROW

    Youngsters plant the seeds of a green future for Jarrow

    Youngsters at two South Tyneside schools have been getting to grips with the environment by planting the seeds of their areas’ natural future.

  179. 24.05.2016

    Caption (left to right) in landscape pic: Steve Robson (Northumbrian Water), Mikey Robson (Eastlea Primary), Ruby Pattison (Northburn Primary), Kianna Amoah-Nyako (Eastlea Primary), Owen Barnes (Northburn Primary), and Paul Fairbairn (Environment Agency).

    A fishy message to inspire cleaner water

    More than 500 yellow fish are to appear in unusual places across Cramlington.

  180. 23.05.2016

    Andy Sinclair business development manager at Northumbrian Water Group Pipeline Solutions and Jon Kent chief executive officer of Zeco

    Automated reading system to cut business bills

    A new system for reading and monitoring utility meters has been launched to help businesses and organisations to cut bills.

  181. 20.05.2016

    Ten candidates wanted for earn as you learn digital apprenticeships with Northumbrian Water

    Northumbrian Water Group is creating ten ‘earn as you learn’ higher degree apprenticeships for young people looking to establish a career in the information technology sector.

  182. 19.05.2016

    Anthony Turner at Sacriston Sewage Treatment Works

    Waste plea for County Durham businesses, following contamination threat

    Businesses in a County Durham village are being urged to help take care of the environment after a release of oil into the area’s sewers reached Northumbrian Water’s Sacriston sewage treatment works and a local watercourse, the Black Burn.

  183. 18.05.2016

    Environmental leadership recognised

    A North East utility’s environmental credentials have been recognised by winning two national awards.

  184. 12.05.2016

    £15 million investment in Tyneside water works

    Work is underway to deliver a £15 million investment in the quality of wastewater services at the North East’s largest sewage treatment works.

  185. 11.05.2016

    Employees gang up for charity

    A North East water company is hoping to pack a punch for charity that will save lives in the developing world.

  186. 09.05.2016

    Stuart Pudney (Northumbrian Water), Brian Clasper (Chair, Teesmouth Bird Club), Ruth Parker.

    New bird hide honour for Tees twitcher

    A well-respected and much-missed bird watcher has been remembered with a new hide named after him at a popular viewing site.

  187. 09.05.2016

    Ouseburn diversion to tackle flooding

    The River Ouseburn is to be diverted tomorrow as part of a major scheme to tackle flooding in Brunton Park, Newcastle.

  188. 05.05.2016

    Project Manager Shannon Kerr, Peter Kerr (Northumberland Rivers Trust) and Linzie Pentleton (Northumbrian Water).

    Green streams scheme in full flow thanks to Northumbrian Water

    A project to enhance and protect some of Northumberland’s most forgotten waterways is on stream with the help of a North East utilities giant.

  189. 04.05.2016

    Mascots′ message: ′Love your drain′

    Northumbrian Water’s Dwaine Pipe and Al the Gator, mascot for Derwentside Homes, have teamed up to help residents in County Durham reduce the number of blocked drains.

  190. 03.05.2016

    Talking tap has people gasping!

    Talking tap has people gasping!

    A refreshing drink of water has left people in the North East gasping, after they received some unexpected advice from a talking tap.

  191. 03.05.2016

    DARK SKIES RUNNERS HELP SUPPORT MOUNTAIN RESCUE TEAM (credit Hippie Nixon)

    Dark Skies runners help support mountain rescue team

    Money raised by runners who tackled a 26.5 mile trail race under the Dark Skies of Kielder will help support the efforts of mountain rescue volunteers in Northumberland National Park.

  192. 03.05.2016

    Horsley water treatment works how it will look after upgrade

    Contract awarded for £46 million water works scheme

    The contract for a £46 million project to upgrade a water treatment works in the Tyne Valley has been awarded.

  193. 28.04.2016

    Artist Graeme Hopper and Home Group strategic neighbourhood co-ordinator Kathryn Forte with pupils from Carr Hill Community Primary School

    Not just any old iron to enhance community garden

    A community garden project transforming a patch of wasteland is to benefit from a blast of heavy metal.

  194. 27.04.2016

    NEETS

    Training boost for Tyneside NEETS

    Eleven young people from the North East have completed a training and work experience programme aimed at helping them to find employment.

  195. 18.04.2016

    Hazel Leah of Northumbrian Water with farmer David Park

    Supporting farmers to help the environment

    Farmers in Northumberland are being offered an opportunity to take advantage of grants to help them protect and improve water quality and modernise their farms and equipment through a scheme run by Northumbrian Water.

  196. 17.04.2016

    Derwent Tour of the Reservoir

    Derwent Reservoir shines on cycling race weekend

    Some of the best riders on the road race circuit competed at Derwent Reservoir over the weekend in the gruelling men′s and women′s Tour of the Reservoir, part of British Cycling′s elite road race series.

  197. 15.04.2016

    Flood protection for North Tyneside homes

    Homes in Tyneside are to benefit from a sewer flooding scheme that is set to begin in North Shields next month.

  198. 07.04.2016

    Derwent cycle race

    Riders ready for North East cycle ride

    British Cycling’s Elite Road Series is to return to Northumbrian Water’s Derwent Reservoir over the weekend of April 16 and 17.

  199. 30.03.2016

    Claire Sharp and Sharon Ravenhall

    Changing times to tackle mental health issues

    A company employing 3,000 people in the North East and in Essex and Suffolk has officially signed up to take action to confront and combat the stigma associated with mental health issues.

  200. 22.03.2016

    £8 million pound sewer scheme for Sunderland

    Northumbrian Water is to invest £8 million to upgrade its sewer network in Sunderland.

  201. 18.03.2016

    Buzzing for nature

    Broadcaster and wildlife expert Chris Packham is springing into action to lead a water company’s own ‘Nature Watch’ initiative.

  202. 15.03.2016

    drinking bottled water

    Grab a bottle of the action!

    More than 40,000 free bottles of tap water are being given away to charitable organisations by a north east of England water company to help the local community.

  203. 15.03.2016

    Tees Cottage Pumping Station interior

    Darlington museum is pumped up for Easter reopening

    A unique piece of Darlington’s Victorian history will be back on public display over the Easter weekend.

  204. 10.03.2016

    Green Green Grassholme

    A Teesdale reservoir is going green with the introduction of a hydro turbine to generate renewable energy.

  205. 08.03.2016

    Lucy Darch

    Lucy Darch to lead Northumbrian Water Group′s non-household retail business

    Northumbrian Water Group’s non-household retail business is to be led by managing director, Lucy Darch.

  206. 07.03.2016

    Northumbrian Water Group maintains world title as most ethical water company

    Northumbrian Water Group is the most ethical water company in the world, maintaining its world title for the sixth consecutive year.

  207. 04.03.2016

    Full steam ahead for visitors with disabilities at historic building

    New facilities mean disabled visitors will be able to explore one of Sunderland’s finest industrial monuments for the first time in almost 150 years, thanks to a North East water company’s fund.

  208. 26.02.2016

    Infrastructure North launches free energy saving guide to mark national Fuel Poverty Awareness Day

    Four of the north of England’s utility companies are joining forces as part of Infrastructure North to launch a free energy saving guide, ‘Energy at home’, to mark Fuel Poverty Awareness Day on 26 February.

  209. 23.02.2016

    Additional flood protection for homes

    The second stage of a multi-million pound scheme, to reduce flood risk in North Tyneside, will get underway at the end of the month.

  210. 22.02.2016

    Anglers bag a permit price catch

    Anglers who opted for a two pound price rise to still be able to take up to eight trout have landed a surprise catch.

  211. 17.02.2016

    Northumbrian WaterAid chairman Andrew Blakemore with Kevin Keegan

    King Kev scores a lifesaving goal

    King Kevin Keegan is ‘on side’ with more than 1,400 Mums around the world by helping to raise a lifesaving sum of money for them and their families.

  212. 09.02.2016

    Brandon Lowther with Sam Pawlett

    Water company takes on SSI apprentices

    Two more former Teesside steel apprentices will now complete their training having been taken on by Northumbrian Water.

  213. 03.02.2016

    Northumbrian Water charges confirmed for 2016/2017

    Charges for Northumbrian Water’s customers for water and waste water services will remain amongst the lowest in the country.

  214. 27.01.2016

    Kevin Keegan

    King Kevin has a charitable goal

    Footballing legend Kevin Keegan is to help give a lack of taps and toilets the red card at an exclusive fundraising dinner and people across the North East are invited.

  215. 21.01.2016

    Kathryn Forte, Home Group, Councillor Brian Coates, Alfie Elrington and Kelvin Moore from Northumbrian Water.

    Deckham′s Chelsea Garden

    A keen gardener from Gateshead has won a competition to design his very own Chelsea Garden.

  216. 19.01.2016

    Scheme to tackle flooding is underway

    A four-month scheme to reduce the risk of flooding to eight homes in Whitley Bay is underway.

  217. 18.01.2016

    Taking the first step for support

    As part of National Debt Day today (18 January), Northumbrian Water is encouraging customers who are having difficulty paying their bills to take the first step and come forward for help.

  218. 14.01.2016

    Northumbrian Water Group one of the best places to work in the UK

    A North East water company has topped the list of UK utility companies and been declared one of the best employers to work for in the UK.

  219. 06.01.2016

    Essential water works on city road

    Commuters are being asked to plan ahead as essential work to clean water pipes in Newcastle moves onto City Road.

  220. 23.12.2015

    Beowulf

    Dark age epic filmed at Derwent Reservoir

    The gateway to a Dark Age empire was built . . . along the shore of Northumbrian Water’s Derwent Reservoir on the border of Northumberland and County Durham!

  221. 21.12.2015

    First phase of multi-million pound flood scheme complete

    The first phase of a major flood scheme in Newcastle is complete.

  222. 18.12.2015

    Auf Wiedersehen Pet star Tim Healy with Dwaine Pipe

    Dwaine Pipe gives out a ‘healy’ good message

    A water company is urging it’s customers to say ‘Auf Wiedersehen’ to sewer blockages, flooding and pollution this festive season.

  223. 10.12.2015

    £40 million treatment works upgrade for Tyneside’s drinking water

    One of the major drinking water treatment works serving some 800,000 customers on Tyneside is to be improved at an estimated cost of £40 million.

  224. 08.12.2015

    Avoid Jack Frost′s shadow over Christmas

    Don’t let Jack Frost cast a shadow over Christmas is the warning in a video launched today (Tuesday October 8 2015) as part of the Government’s Get Ready for Winter campaign.

  225. 01.12.2015

    Green project is source of top award

    A two-year project in Northumberland which has helped residents save water, energy and money has scooped a top award.

  226. 24.11.2015

    young riders with the new safe riding hats

    Riding high - cash support for local communities

    Hundreds of youngsters will now be able to saddle up in safety – thanks to community cash help to buy extra riding hats.

  227. 20.11.2015

    Wrap up warm

    Northumbrian Water is urging customers to wrap up their water pipes as well as themselves to guard against the misery of burst pipes this winter.

  228. 18.11.2015

    Web for WEYES

    A North East water company has helped young people from deprived areas of Newcastle get online.

  229. 05.11.2015

    Quality results for the region′s coastline

    Thirty of the region’s 34 bathing waters have either an ‘excellent’ or ‘good’ water quality status, it is announced by DEFRA today.

  230. 02.11.2015

    Scheme to tackle flooding to begin

    More than one million pounds is to be invested to help protect homes from flooding in North Shields.

  231. 02.11.2015

    ‘Living Water’ company now also a Living Wage employer

    All Northumbrian Water people will now earn at least £7.85 per hour as the Living Wage Foundation announced the water company’s official accreditation as a Living Wage employer today.

  232. 27.10.2015

    David Bellamy

    Green and golden jewel

    World-famous botanist and TV personality, Professor David Bellamy has a golden endorsement for a green North East holiday destination.

  233. 23.10.2015

    Sign up for a “combi-nation” of savings

    An innovative new project will help residents in Berwick-upon-Tweed, Northumberland, slash their gas bills - as well as saving water - and be Big Energy Savers.

  234. 16.10.2015

    Dwaine Pipe ready with his suitcase at Newcastle Airport

    Poo pipe mascot packs his bags

    He’s packed his bags and is ready to rock Gibraltar.

  235. 12.10.2015

    Flood protection scheme flows further into North Tyneside

    An additional £1.75 million is to be invested into a programme of work to help protect homes in North Tyneside from flooding.

  236. 03.10.2015

    Brilliant start to Britain’s most beautiful marathon weekend

    Brilliant start to Britain’s most beautiful marathon weekend

  237. 01.10.2015

    £3m improvements for a greener future

    A £3 million upgrade of a wastewater treatment works will benefit the environment and enable future developments across County Durham.

  238. 30.09.2015

    Salver for serving up safety

    Salver for serving up safety

    Northumbrian Water Group has celebrated being named as the UK’s number one water company for health and safety.

  239. 29.09.2015

    Learning programme flows into the North East

    Learning programme flows into the North East

    A new training and work experience programme is just the job to help young people in the North East get into work.

  240. 25.09.2015

    £3.2 million to improve tap water quality for a million customers

    New equipment is being installed at treatment works serving more than one million customers to improve drinking water quality.

  241. 22.09.2015

    Members of the Manor Marussia F1 team set to take on Kielder 10K - Marc Hynes, Graeme Lowdon, John Booth; front row from left to right - Keiron Marchant, Victoria Booth, Laura Booth

    Formula One friends to go full throttle in Kielder 10K

    Six members of the Manor Marussia F1 team and their friends are set to compete on a very different kind of race track in Northumberland next month.

  242. 18.09.2015

    Treatment works

    £1 billion of investment flows

    Contracts worth more than £1 billion have been awarded to maintain excellent quality tap water, reduce sewer flooding and protect the environment.

  243. 17.09.2015

    Leonard Cheshire Disability

    Team unearth sensory garden for charity

    Water workers have helped to create a sensory garden at a charity’s care home in County Durham.

  244. 16.09.2015

    Showering Berwick with savings

    Savings are in the pipeline for residents in a Northumberland town, thanks to a major water conservation campaign.

  245. 15.09.2015

    Howard Bailey returns to Tees Cottage Pumping Station in Darlington

    Son returns to cottage beaming with pride

    The son of a water worker is to re-live special childhood memories as a site of historical and industrial importance reopens to the public next week.

  246. 07.09.2015

    Young girl in Madagascar enjoying clean safe water

    Life giving legacies

    The legacy of kind-hearted folk from our region will live on by saving others lives.

  247. 01.09.2015

    Winter Wonderland Santa Claus on the beach

    Santa takes a ho-ho-holiday before Kielder Winter Wonderland

    Father Christmas is getting his rest before Christmas preparations start at Kielder Water & Forest Park in Northumberland.

  248. 27.08.2015

    Partners bridge gap for elderly residents

    A solution has been agreed to repair an ancient flood-damaged bridge and re-establish a proper road connection to an isolated community of elderly residents.

  249. 25.08.2015

    Safety work on historic bridge

    Essential work to replace the decking of an historic aqueduct over the River Tees is to begin next month.

  250. 25.08.2015

    New pension scheme for water company employees

    A new defined benefits pension scheme is being offered to some Northumbrian Water Group employees to replace an existing final salary scheme.

  251. 24.08.2015

    bottled water

    Million milestone for bottled tap water

    A million bottles of top quality tap water have been donated to local communities by Northumbrian Water.

  252. 13.08.2015

    Heidi with blood bike rider Jerry Trowbridge

    All revved up for life saver

    A water company’s chief is in the saddle to help boost a charity that makes motorbike deliveries of life-saving blood to the region’s hospitals.

  253. 05.08.2015

    Heidi testing out a village's water pump

    Tapping into the warm heart of Africa

    A water company CEO has visited Africa to see first-hand how the work of a charity is changing and saving lives.

  254. 03.08.2015

    Multi-million pound treatment

    A £7.7 million upgrade to Northumbrian Water’s Seaton Carew Headworks and Seaton Carew Sewage Treatment Works is to begin this month.

  255. 31.07.2015

    Blooming designs

    Residents in Gateshead have the chance to design their own Chelsea Garden.

  256. 29.07.2015

    Final phase of £5million scheme begins

    The third phase of a £5 million scheme to improve bathing water quality at Saltburn is to begin next month.

  257. 21.07.2015

    Gosforth gets top quality tap water treatment

    Commuters are being asked to plan ahead as essential work to clean water pipes in Newcastle moves into Gosforth.

  258. 15.07.2015

    Tap into living water

    There’s a new look source on tap today for people to click and find out more about what their water company is doing and how it is performing.

  259. 06.07.2015

    Sustainable flood solution

    Residents in North Tyneside are being invited to find out more about and give their feedback on plans for a sustainable surface water management scheme which will reduce flood risk.

  260. 26.06.2015

    young child in Madagascar collecting filthy water that will make their family ill

    Taps and toilets for 70,000

    A water company has committed to help save 70,000 lives in some of the world’s poorest communities over the next five years.

  261. 24.06.2015

    Multi-million pound sewerage contracts in the frame

    Multi-million pound contracts have been awarded to maintain the sewer network in the North East of England.

  262. 05.06.2015

    Water conservation campaign launched

    A major water conservation campaign to help residents in north Northumberland save water, energy and money has officially launched.

  263. 22.05.2015

    Protecting nature at work and home

    Spring has sprung at Northumbrian Water and Essex & Suffolk Water and hundreds of its employees have joined the company’s own ‘Nature Watch’ initiative.

  264. 21.05.2015

    Water performance team

    Water team performance!

    Fly fishers from Northumbrian Water were the top water company team at the national Water Industry Game Fishing Championships (WIGFiC).

  265. 12.05.2015

    Christmas comes early for Kielder Water & Forest Park

    Christmas came early for Kielder Winter Wonderland last night when it was named as one of the best tourism events in England.

  266. 11.05.2015

    Powering ahead with gas and electricity ′Power from Poo′

    Northumbrian Water’s ‘power from poo’ production is now cooking on gas too.

  267. 08.05.2015

    Investment continues to protect tap water quality for the future

    Commuters are being asked to plan ahead as essential work to clean water pipes in Newcastle city centre continues.

  268. 08.05.2015

    Cash ′conversion′ for Stay Strong Stu campaign

    A team have raised nearly £2,500 to support a worthy cause by stepping out of the water world and on to the rugby field.

  269. 05.05.2015

    Works to get £2million treatment

    A wastewater treatment plant in County Durham is set to benefit from a £2 million pound upgrade.

  270. 29.04.2015

    Pipes go online

    A new website to keep residents in North Tyneside informed about a £2.5 million sewer upgrade will launch next week (Tuesday May 5).

  271. 20.04.2015

    Leading in responsible business practice

    A North East water company has been recognised as one of the most responsible businesses in the country.

  272. 15.04.2015

    £2m upgrade to water supplies in Northumberland

    Northumbrian Water is investing £2 million to improve the water supply network near Haltwhistle, Northumberland from next month.

  273. 08.04.2015

    Reservoir races for top Olympic cyclists in the UK

    Fifteen men and women cyclists, all members of the Olympic GB track team, will race around County Durham’s Derwent reservoir this weekend (11th and 12th April).

  274. 31.03.2015

    Tyne bridge pipe gets ice and clean

    One of the major routes into Newcastle city centre, over the iconic Tyne Bridge, won’t be affected by Northumbrian Water’s programme to protect tap water quality for the future.

  275. 23.03.2015

    Every drop counts

    A major water saving campaign has helped a Northumberland town save more than 650 bathtubs of water every day.

  276. 20.03.2015

    Thank you!

    To mark World Water Day this Sunday (March 22) kind-hearted folk from across the region are being thanked for helping to save 20,000 lives in some of the worlds poorest communities.

  277. 17.03.2015

    £2.5 million sewerage network improvements

    A £2.5 million programme of work to help protect homes in North Tyneside from flooding is due to begin in May.

  278. 10.03.2015

    Northumbrian Water Group named as the most ethical water company in the world

    Northumbrian Water Group has maintained its world title as the only water company to be added to the 2015 World’s Most Ethical Company® list for the fifth year running.

  279. 06.03.2015

    Multi-million pound treatment

    A £9 million scheme to upgrade a Northumberland sewage treatment works is now complete.

  280. 24.02.2015

    Catch the fly only return ticket!

    Fishing permits prices for the new season on Northumbrian Water’s reservoirs - which opens on Saturday 14 March – will not be increased for the third year running.

  281. 03.02.2015

    New addition to Britain′s most beautiful marathon weekend

    Record breaking athlete, Steve Cram, has today unveiled plans for an exciting new event to be added to Kielder Marathon weekend.

  282. 03.02.2015

    Northumbrian Water charges for 2015/16 still amongst the lowest in the country

    £900 million improvement work to benefit customers, economy and environment.

  283. 03.02.2015

    Exciting addition to Britain′s most beautiful marathon

    Join Steve Cram, MBE, former Olympic athlete and world record holder, as he reveals exciting plans for a NEW event to be added to the sixth Kielder Marathon weekend.

  284. 26.01.2015

    Extra support on tap

    Northumbrian Water is introducing a social tariff to help customers who are having difficulty paying their bills, it is announced today during National Debt Awareness Week.

  285. 12.01.2015

    Claire Sharp

    Water company appoints new Customer Director

    Claire Sharp has been appointed Customer Director for Northumbrian Water to lead the company’s service to its 4.5 million customers in the North East and in Essex and Suffolk.

  286. 09.01.2015

    Top quality tap water continues to flow into Newcastle

    Northumbrian Water’s £66 million mains cleaning programme is continuing to move through Newcastle city centre in January. This programme is protecting tap water quality for the future for over one million customers.

  287. 06.01.2015

    Water plant to get £2M upgrade

    A water treatment plant in Northumberland is set to benefit from a multi-million pound upgrade.

  288. 23.12.2014

    Gateshead to benefit from £1.5M flood reduction scheme

    A North East water company is investing more than £1.5 million to help protect homes from flooding in Gateshead.

  289. 19.12.2014

    Spare a bob for Percy Hedley

    The original cast of the charity supergroup, Band Aid, are making a comeback this Christmas, thanks to a group of employees from a North East water company.

  290. 17.12.2014

    Multi million pound drinking water contracts awarded

    Multi million pound contracts have been awarded to maintain top drinking water quality in the North East of England and in Essex and Suffolk.

  291. 16.12.2014

    Twelve Dwaines of Christmas

    A water company is urging it’s customers to ‘tune into’ a festive message to help reduce sewer blockages, flooding and pollution.

  292. 12.12.2014

    Water bills kept low and millions of pounds of improvements in the pipeline

    Northumbrian Water will keep bills low and deliver even better quality services for its customers for the next five years.

  293. 04.12.2014

    Janine in Uganda

    Tapping into life without clean water

    The harsh reality of life without clean water has struck a North East water worker.

  294. 03.12.2014

    Christmas Dwaine

    Joining forces to fight the festive fat

    A North East water company is teaming up with supermarkets Sainsbury’s and Waitrose to encourage customers not to cause pains in the drain this Christmas.

  295. 01.12.2014

    Green fingered children fight flooding

    Green fingered school children are joining the fight against flooding.

  296. 20.11.2014

    £5 million bathing water scheme

    A £5 million programme of work to improve Saltburn’s bathing water quality is to start next month.

  297. 14.11.2014

    Janine Scott

    Uganda visit to highlight World Toilet Day

    A water worker from the North East will mark World Toilet Day (November 19, 2014) in an unusual way.

  298. 06.11.2014

    A coastline bathing in success

    The North East coastline is bathing in success today as DEFRA announces this year’s sea water quality results.

  299. 30.10.2014

    Wiping Out Flushing Wipes

    Tonnes of baby, cleaning , cosmetic and sanitary wipes are being wrongly flushed down toilets.

  300. 21.10.2014

    Scheme to tackle flooding to begin

    Nearly half a million pounds is to be invested to reduce the risk of flooding to homes near Sunderland.

  301. 08.10.2014

    Eyes down for a cleaner environment

    Volunteers from across the region are needed to help give pollution to watercourses the boot.

  302. 06.10.2014

    Green solution to flooding

    Northumbrian Water will use an innovative solution to help to reduce the risk of flooding in Cramlington.

  303. 06.10.2014

    Gibraltar’s waste water to be treated by Northumbrian Water

    Northumbrian Water has won a contract to design, build, finance and operate a new waste water treatment works in Gibraltar, it is announced today.

  304. 03.10.2014

    Flood protection for homes

    Almost two million pounds is being invested to help protect homes in Bishop Auckland from flooding.

  305. 30.09.2014

    Scheme to tackle flooding to begin

    Nearly one million pounds is to be invested to reduce the risk of flooding to homes on the outskirts of Stanley.

  306. 18.09.2014

    Water company′s green scheme flows in Gateshead

    A North East water company will showcase its green credentials with an innovative solution to reduce the risk of flooding in Gateshead.

  307. 16.09.2014

    Scheme to tackle flooding begins

    More than one million pounds is to be invested to reduce the risk of flooding to homes in a Newcastle suburb.

  308. 11.09.2014

    Alison Wolstenholme with her Kielder Marathon memorabilia

    Beautiful marathon draws repeat competitors

    The ‘most beautiful marathon in Britain’ keeps runners coming back.

  309. 10.09.2014

    Christmas comes early for Kielder Water & Forest Park

    Families are being urged to act fast to secure tickets at a hugely popular, festive extravaganza in Northumberland.

  310. 07.09.2014

    Kielder Reservoir swim

    First event at Kielder went swimmingly well

    Swimmer Helen Smith was crowned champion of the first open water swimming event in northern Europe’s largest man-made lake today (Sunday September 7).

  311. 01.09.2014

    Kielder swims to top of history books

    Swimmers will be given the unique opportunity to tackle northern Europe’s largest man-made lake for the first time at the weekend.

  312. 28.08.2014

    Andrew Blakemore and Ivan Jepson as comedy duo Laurel and Hardy

    Comedy duo get into ′a fine mess′ for charity

    Internationally renowned comedy duo, Laurel and Hardy, are set to make a comeback to take part the region’s biggest sporting event.

  313. 19.08.2014

    Flood risk being reduced

    A five-month programme of work to help protect homes in Whitley Bay from flooding is to begin next month.

  314. 14.08.2014

    Quality treatment

    Three million pounds is to be spent to upgrade two County Durham sewage treatment works (STW).

  315. 04.08.2014

    Top quality tap water for city centre

    Northumbrian Water’s £66 million mains cleaning programme is moving into Newcastle city centre in mid August to continue to supply top quality tap water to its customers.

  316. 29.07.2014

    Green flood reduction scheme

    A green scheme will help to reduce the risk of flooding in Winlaton, Gateshead.

  317. 21.07.2014

    £1.75 million flood scheme

    An eight-month programme of work to help protect homes in Newcastle from flooding is to begin today.

  318. 18.07.2014

    £1.4 million flood reduction scheme

    More than one million pounds is to be spent to reduce the risk of flooding in Westerhope, Newcastle.

  319. 16.07.2014

    Flood risk reduced

    Flood risk is to be reduced at dozens of homes in the Gateshead area.

  320. 15.07.2014

    Regulatory Accounts and Annual Performance Review 2013-14

    Northumbrian Water Limited has today published its Regulatory Accounts and Annual Performance Review for the year ended 31 March 2014.

  321. 08.07.2014

    image of pupils with a branded 'To be a girl' bus expressing what they think girls should be

    To be a girl - a deadly business

    A national initiative to provide girls with basic human rights has touched the hearts of students at a County Durham school.

  322. 01.07.2014

    Helping to protect more properties from flooding

    The latest scheme helping to protect 120 homes and businesses from flooding in Chester le Street at a total cost of £7.9 million gets underway this month.

  323. 01.07.2014

    AWARD SUCCESS FOR ALLOTMENT WATER SAVING PROJECT

    Award success for allotment water saving project

    A project in Middlesbrough - saving money and water - on an allotment site has been recognised by a national Water Efficiency Award.

  324. 30.06.2014

    Flood protection scheme to start in Ormesby

    An essential flood protection scheme is to start in Ormesby, Middlesbrough on Monday, July 7 2014.

  325. 24.06.2014

    Northumbria University logo

    Ground-breaking research opportunity

    Newcastle Business School and Northumbrian Water have today announced a partnership to fund a research project into sustainability.

  326. 11.06.2014

    Children learn to use water wisely

    Children learn to use water wisely

    More than 1700 children from schools across Northumberland and North Tyneside have discovered how they could help save water as part of a major water conservation campaign.

  327. 02.06.2014

    Water company gets a big tick for being serious about sewage

    The North East’s leading water company has won another award to add to its green credentials for making power from poo and using reed beds for treatment.

  328. 30.05.2014

    Water Bills Set Below Inflation For Five Years

    Customers of Northumbrian Water will benefit from their bills being set below the level of inflation for 2015-2020 when plans are finally approved.

  329. 30.05.2014

    £1.2million flood scheme to start in Wallsend

    An essential flood protection scheme is to start in Wallsend next month.

  330. 27.05.2014

    Make every drop count this summer

    A market town in Northumberland has been selected as the first place in the north of England for a major water conservation campaign.

  331. 20.05.2014

    ConnectRight to stop pollution and flooding

    Homes throughout the North East have bathroom and kitchen appliances wrongly plumbed into the surface water sewerage network.

  332. 14.05.2014

    Tackling flooding together

    Work to reduce the risk of flooding to 20 homes in Jarrow is to begin this month.

  333. 14.05.2014

    Angling to be national water champions

    Anglers from throughout England and Wales will compete for prestigious trophies and titles at a national competition staged in the North East this weekend.

  334. 21.04.2014

    Royal Recognition

    Northumbrian Water Limited (NWL) will retain royal recognition for a further five years as it receives its second Queen’s Award for Enterprise, it is announced today.

  335. 13.04.2014

    Wind made cycling difficult and the spray can be seen as the riders make their way across the dam at Derwent Reservoir

    Day two of Tour of the Reservoir - Men′s race results

    Northumbrian Water′s stunning Derwent Reservoir played host to the second stage of the ′Northumbrian Water Tour of the Reservoir′ part of British Cycling′s elite road series on Sunday 13 April.

  336. 12.04.2014

    Riders on the dam wall Derwent Reservoir

    Inaugural North East women′s elite race a success

    Northumbrian Water′s stunning Derwent Reservoir played host to the ′Alexandra Women′s Tour of the Reservoir′ part of British Cycling′s elite road series on Saturday 12 April.

  337. 12.04.2014

    Yanto Barker Alex Peters and Pete Hawkins

    Day one of Tour of the Reservoir - Men′s race results

    Northumbrian Water′s stunning Derwent Reservoir played host to the first stage of the ′Northumbrian Water Tour of the Reservoir′ part of British Cycling′s elite road series on Saturday 12 April.

  338. 10.04.2014

    Scotswood Road investment to continue

    Essential work is to begin next week on Scotswood Road in Newcastle.

  339. 09.04.2014

    Elite cycling boost to women′s sport in the North East

    Some of the top riders will be competing in the North East this weekend (April 12 & 13) taking part in the first race of British Cycling’s Elite Road Series.

  340. 02.04.2014

    Kielder lodges

    Waterside Park to compete with cream of tourism crop

    Northumbrian Water’s Leaplish Waterside Park has been named as a finalist in the prestigious VisitEngland Awards for Excellence 2014.

  341. 31.03.2014

    Northumbrian Water Group retains top ranking for Corporate Responsibility

    A North East water company has again been recognised as one of the best in the country in Business in the Community’s annual benchmark of responsible business, the Corporate Responsibility Index (CR Index).

  342. 25.03.2014

    £500,000 flood alleviation scheme to start in Whitley Bay

    Essential work to help protect seven homes in Whitley Bay from flooding is to begin on Monday, March 31.

  343. 13.03.2014

    River may flow anew

    A river will be diverted to flow along a newly constructed course if a proposed innovative £5.5 million flood protection scheme goes ahead.

  344. 28.02.2014

    £5.8 million flood protection scheme for Hebburn

    Northumbrian Water is inviting people in Hebburn to find out more about the next phase of a scheme to reduce the likelihood of flooding to properties in the Lakes Estate area of the town.

  345. 24.02.2014

    Flood alleviation scheme for Shotley Bridge homes

    Essential work to help protect five homes in Shotley Bridge, near Consett, from flooding is to begin on Monday, March 3.

  346. 18.02.2014

    Grease has had its chips

    North East homes and businesses are being asked to ‘chip in’ to keep the region’s drains clear as National Chip Week gets underway (17 - 23 Feb).

  347. 18.02.2014

    Prudhoe homes to benefit from £825,000 flood alleviation scheme

    Essential work to help protect homes in Prudhoe from flooding is to begin on Monday, February 24.

  348. 17.02.2014

    £350,000 flood protection scheme for Swarland homes

    Essential work to help protect four homes in Swarland, near Alnwick, from flooding is to begin on Monday, February 24.

  349. 17.02.2014

    Early bird anglers will catch with the worm . . . and bait and fly!

    Trout fishing opens at Northumbrian Water’s six premier reservoirs in the North East on Saturday 15 March.

  350. 14.02.2014

    Flood alleviation scheme for Seghill homes

    Essential work to help protect six homes in Seghill, North Tyneside, from flooding is to begin on Monday, February 24.

  351. 11.02.2014

    Sewer remedial work to start in Jarrow

    Essential repairs to the sewer network above the new Tyne Tunnel in Jarrow are due to start on Monday, February 17.

  352. 10.02.2014

    Northumbrian Water charges confirmed for 2014

    Multi-million pound improvement work supports economy

  353. 06.02.2014

    Inspector George Gently

    Star treatment for water works

    A North East water works is to be given the star treatment as it becomes the backdrop for TV crime drama, Inspector George Gently.

  354. 06.02.2014

    Ocean Road flood alleviation scheme gathers pace

    As construction work for the Ocean Road flood alleviation scheme continues, works affecting the highway on Ocean Road are soon to get underway.

  355. 04.02.2014

    Whitley Bay homes to benefit from £450,000 flood protection scheme

    Essential work to help protect homes in Whitley Bay from flooding is to begin on Monday, February 10.

  356. 29.01.2014

    Water company plans innovative solution to flooding

    Northumbrian Water is inviting people in Cramlington to find out more about proposals to create a novel solution to help prevent flooding in the Megstone Avenue area of the town.

  357. 28.01.2014

    £2m upgrade to water supplies in Sunderland

    Northumbrian Water is investing £2m to improve the water supply network in the Penshaw area of Sunderland.

  358. 23.01.2014

    Stepping up to support customers

    Northumbrian Water and StepChange Debt Charity are launching a new partnership to help support customers who may be facing financial difficulties.

  359. 22.01.2014

    Water company invests £350,000 to upgrade sewer network in Durham

    Northumbrian Water is investing £350,000 to upgrade the sewer network in Leamside, near Durham.

  360. 22.01.2014

    Gateshead homes to benefit from £200,000 flood protection scheme

    Essential work to help protect homes in Gateshead from flooding is to begin on Wednesday, January 29.

  361. 21.01.2014

    Computers for charities

    How suite it is - old computers are found new homes

    Redundant computers and desks are being put to good use by charities across the region, thanks to donations from a North East water company.

  362. 20.01.2014

    Drop-in session to disucss Bellingham water mains improvements

    Residents in Bellingham, Northumberland can find out more about essential work to upgrade the water supply network in the village at a public meeting next week.

  363. 20.01.2014

    Winlaton homes to benefit from £250,000 flood protection scheme

    The first phase of essential work to help protect four homes in Winlaton, in the Derwent Valley, from flooding is to begin on Monday, January 27.

  364. 17.01.2014

    Traffic will flow on Tyne Bridge

    The major route into Newcastle over the iconic Tyne Bridge won’t be affected by Northumbrian Water’s programme to protect tap water quality for the future.

  365. 15.01.2014

    A67 repairs to start following successful bid

    Work to repair damage to the A67 between Piercebridge and High Coniscliffe caused by a landslip last February is due to start next month.

  366. 03.01.2014

    Chester le Street homes to benefit from £900,000 sewer upgrade

    Essential work to help protect eight homes in Chester le Street from flooding is to begin on Monday, January 13.

  367. 03.01.2014

    Washington homes to benefit from £900,000 flood protection scheme

    Essential work to help protect nine homes in Washington from flooding is to begin on Monday, January 13.

  368. 30.12.2013

    Flooding alleviation scheme for Gosforth homes

    Essential work to help protect several homes in Gosforth from flooding is to begin on Monday, January 6.

  369. 30.12.2013

    South Shields homes to benefit from £400,000 sewer upgrade

    Essential work to help protect several homes in South Shields from flooding is to begin on Monday, January 6.

  370. 30.12.2013

    Work to start on £800,000 water mains upgrade in North Shields

    The first phase of a scheme to improve the water supply for 11,000 properties in the Billy Mill, New York and West Monkseaton areas of North Shields is to start on Monday, January 6.

  371. 16.12.2013

    Come Dine with Us

    Eat, drink and be healthy

    More than 40 older people from the Durham area were treated to an early Christmas slap up lunch, courtesy of Northumbrian Water, on Friday.

  372. 10.12.2013

    From left, Ellen Bennett, editor of Utility Week, Heidi Mottram, Northumbrian Water’s chief executive, Graham Neave, Northumbrian Water’s operations director, Paul Galligan, managing director of sponsor comparethemarket.com, and compere Hugh Dennis.

    High five for Northumbrian Water

    A North East water company has swept the board at what is widely regarded as the utility industry ‘Oscars’.

  373. 02.12.2013

    Multi-million pound investment plan proposed and bills frozen at inflation only to 2020

    Customers of Northumbrian Water will benefit from about 900 million pounds of investment between 2015 and 2020 if plans submitted today are approved.

  374. 25.11.2013

    Wrap up to beat the freeze

    Northumbrian Water is urging customers to wrap up their water pipes as well as their Christmas presents to guard against the misery of burst pipes this winter.

  375. 20.11.2013

    North East water company wins top award

    Northumbrian Water achieved a first when it was named Business of the Year at the 2013 North of England Excellence Awards.

  376. 06.11.2013

    Flood alleviation scheme for Birtley homes

    Essential work to help protect five properties in Birtley, Gateshead from flooding is to begin on Monday, November 11.

  377. 04.11.2013

    Looking into the future

    A North East water company is giving its customers a glimpse of what life might be like in the future with a new addition to its recently launched website www.nwplanningforthefuture.co.uk.

  378. 25.10.2013

    Bittern

    More bird species flock to sewage treatment works

    Reedbeds planted at a North East sewage treatment works are becoming an increasingly popular habitat for a wide variety of birds – some of which are extremely rare.

  379. 23.10.2013

    £2.6m flood protection scheme for South Shields businesses

    Essential work to help protect businesses in one of South Shields’ best-known streets from flooding is to begin on Tuesday, October 29.

  380. 23.10.2013

    £500 won by cutting out paper bills

    Two Darlington flatmates have won a cash prize of £500 simply by cutting out paper bills.

  381. 23.10.2013

    Washington flood investment

    Residents of a Washington suburb are to welcome news that a £700,000 scheme to reduce the risk of flooding will soon be underway.

  382. 15.10.2013

    Around the world five times

    Around the world – five times

    North East water company workers and their families have taken steps to improve their health and fitness – millions of steps, in fact.

  383. 09.10.2013

    Andy Kelly

    It′s good to talk

    A North East man who suffered in silence with a debilitating stammer for 47 years is now making speeches and giving presentations after a short therapy course changed his life forever.

  384. 08.10.2013

    WaterSafe logo

    Plumb in and be WaterSafe

    A new scheme is launched today, Tuesday, October 8 2013, to protect homeowners and businesses from cowboy plumbers.

  385. 07.10.2013

    Heidi Mottram

    Northumbrian Water chief executive gets ICE honour

    The Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE) has honoured one of the North East’s leading business figures with the highest level of membership within the organisation.

  386. 03.10.2013

    Movie magic transports the Channel Tunnel to Kielder

    Movie magic transports the Channel Tunnel to Kielder!

    Movie magic transported the dividing line in the Channel Tunnel between France and the UK to underneath . . . Kielder Water!

  387. 30.09.2013

    Water mains replacement scheme enters the final straight

    A major scheme to replace 42km of metallic water mains along with 4,000 associated property connections in Ryton and Crawcrook is now moving into the final stages.

  388. 26.09.2013

    Butterknowle sewer upgrade

    Work to reduce the risk of flooding is to start next week in a County Durham village.

  389. 25.09.2013

    Improvement work in the pipeline

    Essential improvement work in Redcar is to begin next week.

  390. 25.09.2013

    Hadston flood scheme announcement

    Plans have been announced to protect homes from flooding in a Northumberland village.

  391. 23.09.2013

    £250,000 sewer upgrade in Gosforth

    Essential work to help protect three properties in Gosforth from flooding is to begin on Monday, September 30.

  392. 20.09.2013

    Sewer improvements for High Hesleden

    Essential work to help protect two properties in High Hesleden, near Castle Eden, from flooding is to begin on Monday, September 30.

  393. 13.09.2013

    Howdon AAD

    Energy is just a flush away

    Experts harness the energy locked up in sewage to power our waste water treatment

  394. 11.09.2013

    £300,000 investment to refurbish water main in Gateshead

    As part of Northumbrian Water’s The Main Event, essential work is to begin next week on Askew Road in Gateshead.

  395. 09.09.2013

    taps are running

    The taps are running

    Runners from Northumbrian Water will be tapping into the generosity of colleagues, family and friends when they pound the streets of Tyneside in this year’s Great North Run.

  396. 06.09.2013

    Work to start on new £700,000 water main in Loftus

    Essential work to help protect homes and businesses in Loftus, near Redcar, from flooding is to begin next month.

  397. 02.09.2013

    Reservoir raid forces closure

    Intruders have robbed and wrecked a visitor centre, fishing lodge and office and forced the temporary closure of the popular visitor destination.

  398. 30.08.2013

    Flooding defence work to start in Murton Village

    Essential work to help protect homes in Murton Village, in North Tyneside, from flooding is to begin on Monday, September 2.

  399. 28.08.2013

    Northumbrian Water pledges £1 billion investment in North East

    A commitment from Northumbrian Water to invest around £1 billion in services to its customers in the North East between 2015 and 2020 will help to stimulate economic growth in the region.

  400. 27.08.2013

    Flood investment for North Shields

    Details have been announced of a £350,000 scheme to protect homes in North Shields from flooding.

  401. 23.08.2013

    Beadnell flood protection

    Essential work to protect homes and businesses in Beadnell, Northumberland from flooding is to begin on Monday, September 2.

  402. 22.08.2013

    Invitation to find out more about the Main Event

    Northumbrian Water is to begin essential work in Fenham, Newcastle in early September as part of the £66 million trunk mains cleaning programme, The Main Event.

  403. 21.08.2013

    Tyne Tees cyclists raise thousands for local charities

    Tyne-Tees cyclists raise thousands for local charities

    Workers at Northumbrian Water’s waste water recycling plants on Teesside and North Tyneside have raised more than £3,500 for two children’s charities close to their hearts.

  404. 19.08.2013

    In the ′click′ to be Beach Aware

    More detailed information about bathing water quality is now just a click away as Northumbrian Water launches the ‘Beach Aware’ section on its website.

  405. 01.08.2013

    Richard Warneford with Love your drain mascot Dwaine Pipe

    A blockbuster year for love your drain

    A water company is thanking people of the North East for helping to reduce the number of blocked drains by nearly a fifth across the region.

  406. 30.07.2013

    Invitation to find out more about flood work

    Northumbrian Water is to reduce the risk of flooding to 21 homes in Hebburn.

  407. 26.07.2013

    Simon Pryde in the desert

    ′On the ball′ to save lives

    Kind hearted people from across the region have helped to save more than 1370 lives in the developing world by giving them access to basic human rights.

  408. 23.07.2013

    A royal flush of advice for new parents

    As the world welcomes Prince William and Kate’s new arrival, a local water company is advising other new parents how to avoid a blocked throne.

  409. 22.07.2013

    Dunston sewer improvements

    An essential flood protection scheme starts in Gateshead next week.

  410. 18.07.2013

    Marketing team at Jesmond Dene

    Loving a cleaner Jesmond Dene

    Water workers have helped to make a difference to a wildlife haven on their doorstep.

  411. 17.07.2013

    Fawdon flood work

    Northumbrian Water is soon to begin work on the sewer network in Fawdon.

  412. 15.07.2013

    NWL publishes Annual Performance Report and Regulatory Accounts

    Northumbrian Water Limited has today published its Regulatory Accounts and Annual Performance Review for the year ended 31 March 2013.

  413. 05.07.2013

    Employees dig deep for charity

    Employees dig deep for charity

    Green fingered workers swapped their office for the day to help a north east charity transform gardens across Wearside.

  414. 03.07.2013

    Communicating top customer service

    Communicating top customer service

    Deafblind people of the North East are now ‘in the good hands’ of water workers.

  415. 02.07.2013

    World Record workout

    World Record workout

    Stars will line up alongside the general public in a world record bid.

  416. 01.07.2013

    Work to reduce Westerhope flooding

    Work will soon be underway to reduce the risk of flooding in an area of Newcastle upon Tyne.

  417. 28.06.2013

    Flood Focus Friday

    On the first anniversary of ‘Thunder Thursday’ flood agencies, a utility, academics and businesses from across the region will put the importance of forging stronger partnerships to tackle flooding in the spotlight.

  418. 24.06.2013

    Paper free prize winner

    A Northumbrian Water customer from Teesside has won a cash prize of £500 simply by cutting out paper bills.

  419. 14.06.2013

    Competition winner grabs top iPad prize

    A lucky Northumbrian Water customer has won an ipad after scooping the top prize in a recent competition.

  420. 03.06.2013

    Consett flood protection

    Essential work to protect homes in Consett from flooding is to begin next week.

  421. 24.05.2013

    Sarah Salter

    Recognising HR excellence

    A regional water company has been recognised for human resources excellence by being shortlisted for a prestigious national award.

  422. 15.05.2013

    Wall-E

    Wall-E robot works on tap water quality

    An innovative remote controlled underwater robot resembling the Disney Pixar character Wall-E is being used by Northumbrian Water to maintain top quality drinking water.

  423. 14.05.2013

    Supply and demand

    Plans to explain how water supplies are to be managed in the north east over the next 25 years have been published.

  424. 13.05.2013

    Wigfic winning team of 6

    Back to back national victories at the end of the rainbow

    Fly fishermen from Northumbrian Water won the Water Industry Game Fishing Championships (WIGFiC) for the second year running. (Sat 11 May).

  425. 10.05.2013

    Owen Paterson and Heidi Mottram

    Water company′s leading green credentials in national spotlight

    A water company has helped to showcase first class environmental innovation and sustainability in the North East by hosting a senior ministerial visit at its largest sewage treatment works on Tyneside.

  426. 29.04.2013

    Charity fitness frenzy

    Families and fitness fans are being offered the chance to shake their stuff and raise money for a North East charity.

  427. 24.04.2013

    Tougher reservoir race brings top names to the region

    British cycling elite are to return to the North East this weekend (April 27 & 28) to compete in the first race of cycling’s Premier Calendar.

  428. 16.04.2013

    Upgrade in the pipeline

    Essential sewer maintenance work in Eaglescliffe is to begin next week.

  429. 27.03.2013

    Multi-million pound bathing water boost at Saltburn

    A £6 million scheme to help the bathing water at Saltburn pass tighter new European quality standards is announced today by Northumbrian Water.

  430. 19.03.2013

    Puppet show has pester power

    North East children will soon be encouraging their parents to pull the plug on bad habits as an educational puppet show tours the region’s primary schools.

  431. 18.03.2013

    Gosforth water improvements

    Work to improve tap water quality to more than 400 properties in Newcastle upon Tyne is to begin next week.

  432. 14.03.2013

    Yellow submarines keep tap water clean

    Underwater inspection robots resembling yellow submarines are being used to maintain top quality tap water in the North East.

  433. 13.03.2013

    Water windfall in prize draw

    A lucky Northumbrian Water customer is to get a year’s break from paying water bills – after scooping the top prize in a recent competition.

  434. 04.03.2013

    Stockton sewer upgrade

    A five month scheme to help prevent sewer flooding in Norton will begin next week.

  435. 18.02.2013

    Grease has had its chips

    North East homes and businesses are being asked to ‘chip in’ to keep the region’s drains clear as National Chip Week begins today.

  436. 12.02.2013

    Trout will rise as prices fall

    Permit prices and boat hire charges will be reduced by Northumbrian Water for the new season.

  437. 11.02.2013

    Darlington sewer upgrade

    Work to reduce the risk of flooding is to begin in Darlington next week.

  438. 05.02.2013

    Northumbrian Water charges confirmed for 2013

    Multi-million pound improvement work supports economy.

  439. 28.01.2013

    Flood protection for Low Fell

    An area of Gateshead prone to flooding during extremely heavy rainfall is to benefit from a £190,000 flood protection scheme.

  440. 21.01.2013

    Investment piped into the sewer network

    Work to replace hundreds of metres of sewer pipe in Blyth is to begin next week.

  441. 17.01.2013

    N′ice′ and clean

    A North East water company is giving discoloured water a frosty reception as it leads the way nationally by using ice to clean the inside of pipes.

  442. 10.01.2013

    Sewer pipe upgrade

    Work to replace a section of sewer pipe is to begin in Yarm next week.

  443. 07.01.2013

    Cramlington flood risk reduction

    An essential flood protection scheme is to begin in Cramlington next week.

  444. 07.01.2013

    Middlesbrough sewer upgrade

    A two month scheme to help prevent sewer flooding in Middlesbrough will begin next week.

  445. 21.12.2012

    A sprinkling of Christmas cheer

    A sprinkling of Christmas cheer

    Some of the region’s most deserving causes will have a Christmas to remember thanks to kind-hearted water workers.

  446. 20.12.2012

    Bin that festive fat

    North East cooks are being urged not to stuff up their drains with turkey fat this Christmas.

  447. 03.12.2012

    Christmas windfall for water customer

    A Northumbrian Water customer from Newcastle upon Tyne has won a cash prize of £500 simply by cutting out paper bills.

  448. 03.12.2012

    Redcar sewer scheme invite

    Essential sewer maintenance work in Redcar is to begin in the New Year.

  449. 30.11.2012

    Making a meal of it

    Northumbrian Water is encouraging older people to ‘pull the plug’ on dodgy diets as it helps to launch a national healthy eating trial.

  450. 29.11.2012

    IS Squad

    Raising cash from a ′tache

    Water workers are preparing to take off the moustaches they have grown for an annual men’s health appeal.

  451. 27.11.2012

    Sir Bobby Robson Foundation

    Water effort for Sir Bobby

    Water workers have raised a mammoth amount for a north east charity that is close to their hearts.

  452. 22.11.2012

    Improved water quality on tap

    Work to improve tap water quality to 2,000 properties in Sunderland is to begin next week.

  453. 21.11.2012

    Leading lights

    Leading lights

    Water workers have earned their company a leading reputation.

  454. 20.11.2012

    Water workers help pupils serve up a treat

    Youngsters at a Jarrow School are learning new skills and dishing up tasty treats in a newly refurbished community café thanks to a team of volunteers from Northumbrian Water.

  455. 19.11.2012

    Paul Mooney

    Don′t lag behind - lag your pipes!

    Property owners are being urged to give frozen water pipes a frosty reception this winter.

  456. 16.11.2012

    Dwaine Pipe

    Dwaine hopes to be the next loo-loo

    A song that’s more ‘number two’ than number one is hoping to be flushed with success when it is released on World Toilet Day (Monday November 19).

  457. 13.11.2012

    Childcare on tap

    Childcare on tap

    Essential day care for children in Northumberland is to continue thanks to an accommodating regional business.

  458. 30.10.2012

    Flood scheme information session

    Residents in Hartlepool are being invited to find out more about work to help protect homes from flooding.

  459. 29.10.2012

    Investment floods into Amble

    Residents in Amble are invited to hear more about a five month scheme that will help prevent sewer flooding that begins next week.

  460. 23.10.2012

    Ashington flood scheme approval

    A £250,000 flood protection scheme gets underway in Ashington next week (Monday October 29).

  461. 22.10.2012

    Brotton flood protection

    Work to reduce the risk of property flooding will begin next month in a North Yorkshire village.

  462. 18.10.2012

    South Hetton sewer scheme

    Quarter of a million pounds is to be invested to reduce the risk of flooding in County Durham.

  463. 04.10.2012

    Heidi Mottram and David Teale

    Seeing stars . . . of excellence

    A North East utility is the only water company in the UK to be awarded a top European accolade.

  464. 27.09.2012

    Kielder Winter Wonderland

    Tickets for a unique Santa experience in the north east will go on sale on Friday 28 September at 10am.

  465. 11.09.2012

    Newton sewer upgrade

    Residents of Alnwick are invited to find out more about a £350,000 sewer upgrade.

  466. 11.09.2012

    Fishing team at Rutland

    Fishing team success at Rutland

    Members of Northumbrian Water’s fishing team were in the honours again when a team of four was second out of almost 100 anglers who took part in the Anglian Water WaterAid competition fished at Rutland reservoir.

  467. 06.09.2012

    Lee Edwards Helen Cheeseman and Ivan Jepson

    A whole new definition for running water

    For once Northumbrian Water is keen to leave the taps running.

  468. 23.08.2012

    Mike Neville with the new beer

    Cheers - Diamond sound is toast of Tyneside

    A special anniversary beer has been brewed to celebrate 60 years of hospital radio and raise funds for the charity.

  469. 21.08.2012

    Bennett′s Walk flood scheme

    Work to reduce the likelihood of flooding to six properties in Morpeth is to begin next month.

  470. 16.08.2012

    Residents invited to learn about sewer scheme

    Residents in Thornaby are invited to find out more about a £2.4 million programme of work to improve water quality in the River Tees.

  471. 10.08.2012

    Embleton flood risk reduction

    Work to reduce the risk of property flooding will begin next month in a Northumberland village.

  472. 30.07.2012

    Don′t rush to flush

    A new water company campaign unveiled this week (August 1) aims to wipe out the strain of blocked drains around the North East.

  473. 20.07.2012

    Foul waste food company in court

    Grease, oil and other waste was illegally and repeatedly discharged into the sewers and landed a food company in court.

  474. 18.07.2012

    Louise Hunter

    New Director of Corporate Affairs announced

    Louise Hunter will be the new Director of Corporate Affairs at Northumbrian Water.

  475. 16.07.2012

    £500 surprise for e-billing winner

    A water customer from Tyne and Wear has won a cash prize of £500 simply by cutting out paper bills.

  476. 27.06.2012

    Reducing flood risk in Cullercoats

    More than half a million pounds is being invested to reduce the risk of flooding in North Tyneside.

  477. 26.06.2012

    Teesville flood scheme invite

    Homes on Teesside are to benefit from a £3 million flood protection scheme.

  478. 22.06.2012

    Wheels across the water

    Two regions of the country – one with plentiful supplies of water and one challenged with - less - will be united by colleagues from a national water company operating in both areas to raise funds for people without any water overseas.

  479. 16.06.2012

    John Mowbray

    Queen honours John Mowbray with OBE

    John Dennis Mowbray, Northumbrian Water’s Director of Corporate Affairs, receives the OBE for services to the water industry and to charity in the Queens Diamond Jubilee Birthday Honours list.

  480. 15.06.2012

    Water investment in the pipeline

    A multi-million pound scheme, which will help to safeguard the water supply for up to 750,000 people in parts of Tyneside and Northumberland, has begun this week.

  481. 13.06.2012

    Chopwell flood scheme to start

    Work to reduce the risk of property flooding will begin next week in a Tyne & Wear village.

  482. 08.06.2012

    Flood scheme for Wideopen

    Work will soon be underway to reduce the risk of flooding in a North Tyneside village.

  483. 06.06.2012

    Gearing up for third charity cycle ride

    Gearing up for third charity cycle ride

    Water workers are saddling up for their third annual charity cycle ride.

  484. 31.05.2012

    School dinners

    School dinners will never be the same again

    Pupuils at a Gateshead school are delighted to be tucking into healthy school dinners that definitely won’t leave a bad taste in the mouth.

  485. 16.05.2012

    Investment in the pipeline for Peterlee

    A six month scheme to help prevent sewer flooding will begin on Monday June 11 2012.

  486. 08.05.2012

    WIGFiC

    National winners trophy at the end of the rainbow

    Fly fishermen from Northumbrian Water won the Water Industry Game Fishing Championships (WIGFiC) for the first time. (Sat 5 May).

  487. 02.05.2012

    Tour of the reservoir

    In gear for a top national cycle race

    British cycling fans will get to see the country’s top pro riders competing in the North East on Sunday 6 May.

  488. 30.04.2012

    Rob Mewes

    A wheely good cause

    A north east water worker is gearing up for the challenge of a lifetime to raise funds for the Sir Bobby Robson Foundation, although his football loyalty lies with the Black Cats.

  489. 26.04.2012

    Tap Rap

    School′s got talent! Tapping into water wise creativity

    The search is on for creative secondary school students to help raise awareness of using water wisely.

  490. 30.03.2012

    Trimdon pupils

    Trimdon tots help save lives

    Pupils from a nursery and infant school in County Durham have raised hundreds of pounds to save the lives of children in the developing world.

  491. 27.03.2012

    Towards flexibility - can utilities reinvent themselves?

    A ′greener′ future for water – adapting to change and customer demand.

  492. 26.03.2012

    Summer events in Kielder Water & Forest Park

    All events take place in Kielder Water & Forest Park during May, June or July.

  493. 21.03.2012

    Fuelling the economy

    Petrol flows for rural village once again

  494. 20.03.2012

    Pumping station upgrade

    A Morpeth water pumping station is set for a £150,000 modernisation.

  495. 16.03.2012

    Mosswood

    Water power switch-on marks climate week success

    The first hydro power generation unit of its kind for Northumbrian Water has been installed at a water treatment works.

  496. 09.03.2012

    Out of Africa - determined to give people a life-saving choice

    Shocking images of water poverty will remain with two North East people for the rest of their lives.

  497. 23.02.2012

    Piping in flood protection

    A scheme to reduce the risk of homes from flooding, in Gateshead, is to begin next month.

  498. 15.02.2012

    Million makers

    Water workers keep Prince′s Trust crown

    A team from Northumbrian Water has taken the top spot once again in a competition to raise money for youth charity, The Prince’s Trust.

  499. 14.02.2012

    Records smashed - before a line is cast

    A record number of rainbow trout will be stocked into Northumbrian Water’s six premier reservoirs before the new season starts.

  500. 14.02.2012

    Blaydon sewer improvements

    Essential work to renew a sewer in Blaydon is to begin next week.

  501. 09.02.2012

    Water event with flow of information

    Residents of Guisborough are being invited to an event to find out more about a water scheme which is to begin next month.

  502. 06.02.2012

    Main event to ′keep the sparkle′

    Half a million people are to benefit from a £32 million water scheme, ′The Main Event′.

  503. 03.02.2012

    Enabling development in East Newcastle

    A £400,000 scheme to enable continuing development progress in Newcastle is set to start.

  504. 30.01.2012

    Northumbrian Water charges confirmed for 2012

    Multi-million pound improvement work supports economy

  505. 25.01.2012

    Fighting flooding

    A three month scheme to help prevent sewer flooding in Middlesbrough will begin on Monday 6 February 2012.

  506. 16.01.2012

    Payback time - on the run

    A north east water worker and local running coach has taken on a challenge to run 2,012 miles in 2012.

  507. 11.01.2012

    Investment pours in to fight flooding

    A two month scheme to help prevent sewer flooding in County Durham will begin next week (Monday 16 January 2012).

  508. 10.01.2012

    Hottest tickets in town

    Tickets are now on sale for two charity events that will beat the January blues.

  509. 19.12.2011

    On track to improve water quality

    Essential work that will improve water quality to the River Tweed gets underway in the New Year.

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