Northumbrian Water upgrades Newcastle reservoir

Northumbrian Water has announced a £2.2 million upgrade of a Newcastle reservoir to help improve and protect the sustainable supply of water to more than 60,000 properties across Tyneside.

The company will start work on the site in Fenham on Monday (December 5), with the refurbishment scheme expected to take about a year to complete.

The project will be carried out by the company’s delivery partner, Mott MacDonald Bentley. As well as upgrading the reservoir, the development will involve re-landscaping the site.

Project manager Richard Johnston said: “This is an important upgrade to the Fenham service reservoir that will protect and maintain our ability to deliver excellent quality water across Tyneside. We will be working within our own site, but understand that neighbours of the reservoir will see and hear work taking place and we will endeavour to keep them informed and updated as the project progresses.”

This article first appeared on wwtonline