Flood prevention work set to start at Headland

RESIDENTS in Hartlepool are being invited to find out more about work to help protect homes from flooding.

Northumbrian Water is to invest £1m to upgrade the sewer network in Albion Terrace, on the Headland, that will help to reduce the flood risk to 13 properties.

The scheme, which will begin the week commencing Monday, November 19, is expected to take up to six months to complete.

Residents are invited to find out more about the work at a customer event that Northumbrian Water is holding on Thursday, November 8, at Hartlepool Borough Hall, Middlegate, between 2pm and 7pm.

The water company’s project manager, Ian Davison, said: “We will be installing 600ft of new sewer pipe along sections of South Crescent and will also construct a storage tank on the lower promenade.

“This tank will store up to 135,000 litres of waste water in times of heavy rainfall.

“Those affected by the scheme will receive further information and an invitation to our customer session in writing.

“I encourage residents to come along to find out more about how this essential work may affect them.

“I would like to reassure our customers that we will do all we can to keep any disruption to a minimum.”

Bosses say it will be necessary for Northumbrian Water to close sections of South Crescent during the course of the work.

Pedestrian access will be maintained at all times, although there may be parking restrictions for short periods.

Construction traffic will need access to working sites and to the site compound, which will be located in land off Sunniside and Kafiga Landings.

Anyone with special requirements or queries, should contact Northumbrian Water’s customer centre on 0845 7171100.