Northumberland treatment plant to get £2.2m upgrade


Northumberland treatment plant to get £2.2m upgrade

Northumbrian Water’s Warkworth Water Treatment Works (WTW) is to undergo a £2.2m refurbishment in a bid to help maintain and enhance top quality drinking water for the future.


The facility currently treats up to 42 million litres of water daily, supplying approximately 92,000 customers in and around Northumberland, Alnwick, Morpeth and Ashington.


Project Manager at Northumbrian Water, Michael Walsh, said: “The treatment works will remain fully operational while we upgrade the site and there won’t be any impact on the water service we provide to customers as a result. During the course of the project, there may be occasions when construction traffic will need access to the site and we are working closely with construction company, Amey, to keep any disruption to a minimum.”


Work will start on site on 12th January 2015 and is estimated to take around nine months to complete. The work will involve renewing pumps, filters and computer control stations.