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Sewerage work set to reduce flooding risk in village
5:13pm Thursday 26th September 2013 in News
A VILLAGE looks set to benefit from £180,000 worth of work to reduce the risk of flooding.
Northumbrian Water has announced a one month long scheme to improve the sewerage network in Butterknowle.
The project will involve installing 100 metres of new sewer pipe along Copley Lane and renewing a further 30 metres of sewer pipe in farmland adjacent to Copley Lane.
Ian Cunliffe, Northumbrian Water’s project manager for the scheme, said: “We appreciate that flooding is distressing for customers and reducing the risk is one of our top priorities.
“We will do everything we can to complete the job as quickly as possible and we hope customers will bear with us while we carry out this essential upgrade.”
Temporary two-way traffic lights will be in place for the duration of the work and will gradually move along Copley Lane as the work progresses.
Construction traffic will need access to the roads where the work is being carried out, and the site cabin, located in farmland adjacent to Copley Lane.
Residents in the affected areas will receive information about the work in writing.
For more information residents are asked to call 0845-717-1100 or visit nwl.co.uk
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