Residents in Durham will see their sewers upgraded over the next year as part of a £3m sewer investment scheme by Northumbrian water.
The third phase of planned works will begin in January in Belmont and Carrville and will see drain installation engineers install a new sewer network and a flood protection scheme created, which will protect residents homes.
A drop-in event is planned today (15th Dec) at the Broomside Communal Hall in Belmont between 2.00pm and 7.00pm. All residents are invited so they can find out more about the planned works and ask any questions that they may have.
Phase two of the project was completed in 2009 and protected 54 properties in Carrville and 33 in Belmont.
The project manager of the new works, Ashley Ferguson, stated:
“This latest phase of work in the Belmont and Carrville area will involve installing more than 1,090 metres of new sewer pipe at Broome Road, Broomside Lane, Carrsway, Fallsway, Lingdale and Oakham Drive, and upsizing a further 355 metres of sewer pipe at Bainbridge Street, Bedale Close, Brackendale Road, Fallsway, Ferndale and Thorndale Road.
“We will also build four storm water storage tanks in land at Dene Drive, Grange Court, Heatherdale Crescent and in the school field at Cheveley Park Primary School. Together these will hold more than 2.1 million litres of water in times of heavy rainfall, to be returned to the sewerage network after the storm.
“As with any essential work, some disruption is inevitable, but we hope that residents will welcome the scheme and the protection it offers, and bear with us while work is being carried out.”
There will be traffic diversions in place while the work is carried out with up-to-date details available on the Northumbrian Water website.