Tyne & Wear

Craster sea sewage plan on public display

Plans to prevent untreated sewage being pumped into the sea off Northumberland are going on show to the public.

As part of a £2.5m scheme, pumping stations will be built at each of the two sea outfall sites in Craster.

The work is expected to last for a year and will also include new pipes being installed and the upgrade of a treatment plant.

Northumbrian Water is holding a public information session at the village's Memorial Hall on Tuesday afternoon.

Dr Colin Price, the company's technical director, said: "Wastewater from Craster is currently broken up and discharged via two sea outfalls without further treatment.

"This is unacceptable, and after extensive consultation and planning we are pleased that we are soon to begin this work, which will have a significant positive impact on bathing water quality."

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