Flood works scheme plans display in Darlington


Details of a £2.2m project to protect homes in Darlington from flooding will go on display to residents.

Northumbrian Water is inviting customers to view plans to upgrade the sewerage network around the Bedford Street area of the town.

The scheme will begin on 24 January and take eight months to complete.

The work will involve installing new sewer pipe at South Park and Polam Lane and upsizing sewer pipe at Bedford Street.

Heavy rainfall

The water company will also build an underground storm water storage tank in land at South Park.

Residents are invited to find out more about the work at a customer information session being held on 12 January at the Fire Station and Community Fire Safety Centre in Darlington.

Graham Watson, project manager for the Northumbrian Water scheme, said: "This scheme will offer some protection for the 32 properties on Bedford Street, George Street, Herbert Street, Rockingham Street and Victoria Embankment that have suffered flooding in times of extremely heavy rainfall."

Traffic management will be in place during the course of the work.

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