Media centre

Welcome to the media centre. Find out more about the company and what we’ve been up to by reading our latest news or watching our videos. You will also find contact details for the Media and PR team in this section.

Latest Press Releases

  1. 15.02.2019

    Northumbrian Water to use rain, not the main

    A North East water company is using rain, and not the water main, to help clear nasty blockages and keep the sewer network flowing freely for its customers.

  2. 14.02.2019


    Northumbrian Water has received national accreditation from the UK water industry competency body, Energy & Utility Skills, for securing the strict quality standards for water quality operations.

  3. 14.02.2019

    Work completes on Teesdale water supply project

    Work to safeguard water supplies in Teesdale through the renewal of a large water pipe has been completed.

  4. 13.02.2019

    Love your loo this Valentine′s Day

    Roses are red, violets are blue, but nobody loves a leaky loo! - That′s why Northumbrian Water is encouraging customers to check their loos for leaks this Valentine′s Day, and is even offering to repair them for free.

  5. 11.02.2019

    North East utilities help launch sector-wide inclusion commitment

    Northumbrian Water, Northern Gas Networks and Northern Powergrid have joined 29 other energy and utilities employers today to launch a long-term commitment to attract more diverse and inclusive talent into their industry.


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  • WaterWomen: Alex Wood

    Alex's background was in sales and customer service, but she decided she would like a job outdoors. Now she has switched roles and is a Flushing Operative, helping to make sure our drinking water reaches the highest standards.

  • NWG Academy: Storyteller session

    STEM ambassadors for our NWG Academy go out to schools, colleges and universities to talk about careers in the water industry and with Northumbrian Water. They recently took part in a session with storyteller Andy Green, or Nesma Training, to help them get the best impact from their work. #2020Skills

  • Jonty Hall: Kielder's in my blood

    As a nine-year-old boy living on the patch of Northumberland where the North Tyne rises, Jonty Hall was asked to be a part of history as work to create Kielder Water was completed. Years later, he works as part of our team at Kielder, with part of his role being to oversee the flow of water at Kielder Dam. Here, he tells the story of how Kielder is "in his blood".

  • #WaterWomen: Jennie Collingwood

    What inspires our Marketing Manager Jennie about her role here at Northumbrian Water?

  • JobSkilla course leads to return to employment placement

    A County Durham woman has found a stepping stone in the water industry to help her regain skills, confidence and experience that will support her journey back into employment. Gail Steel attended the two-week programme, which Northumbrian Water ran in conjunction with return-to-work training specialists JobSkilla, having been out of work for a year, following 22 years with the People’s Dispensary for Sick Animals (PDSA), where she had been a Contact Centre Operations Manager. Now, she is working with Northumbrian Water on a three month placement, supporting a number of departments, including Data Protection and Information Services, following a process supported by the company’s NWG Academy team, which promotes routes to employment.

  • #WaterWomen - Kelly Graham

    When it came to choosing a new employer, what inspired our Head of Customer Service, Kelly, to pick Northumbrian Water over other companies? It's all about the people and customers - and being able to make a difference! #WaterWomen #2020skills

  • Killingworth & Longbenton Flood Alleviation video

    A fly-over of phase 2 of the joint flood alleviation project in Killingworth and Longbenton, by Northumbrian Water, the Environment Agency and North Tyneside Council

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