Murton, County Durham
Prior to works commencing on site, Esh-Stantec working in partnership with Northumbrian Water, liaised with Durham County Council to create an integrated flood alleviation solution. A detailed study of the sewer network was undertaken to establish the cause of flooding in the Murton area.
A feasibility study concluded that the flooding was due to hydraulic incapacity in the public combined and surface water sewers. The solution was split into two phases of work:
Woods Terrace – £1million scheme to upsize and provide 600 m3 of storage, by installing a pre-cast concrete storage tank to the existing sewer network. Works were undertaken in a small open space, within a densely populated estate adjacent to the town centre.
Stephen’s Road – £2million scheme to upsize the sewerage network using 2.4m and 1.8m pipes and remove surface water from the combined drainage network utilising innovative SUDS solutions.
Esh-Stantec, working in partnership with Northumbrian Water, tailored and changed their methods of working, as well as their project programme, to ensure minimum disruption to customers throughout the duration of the project. Even though the programme was changed, we still met our target completion date.