New £1.7m water main improves resilience of network in Catterick

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A new water main has been successfully installed in Catterick following a scheme to improve the delivery of clean water to Yorkshire Water customers.

Working with partner Morrison Water Services, the £1.7m scheme saw 6.5km mains installed through rural land, using a horizontal drilling technique to ensure that surface disturbance on farmland was kept minimal and carbon savings were achieved.

The installation of the new water main is part of a wider scheme to improve the resilience of the water network in Catterick.

In May this year, a new service reservoir will also be developed at Hunton New Road, which will see new twin compartment tanks with drinking water storage developed, to support future water supply demand in the area.

Alex Spivey, project manager for Yorkshire Water said: “The investment we’re making in Catterick will ensure that the water network is able to continue supplying our customers’ homes for years to come. The 6.5km of new pipework will go a long way in building the resilience of the network and meet customer demands.”

“With new housing developments underway in Catterick, the new service reservoir will reduce the risk of interruption of supply as it will support the existing Gandale service reservoir and create a more effective network.”

Anthony Watson, Project Manager at Morrison Water Services, said: “We are delighted to have delivered this project for the community of Catterick. Communication and co-ordination with landowners, farmers and residents was key to a successful project in such a rural area.

“The project team worked extensively to make sure that the disruption to the local community was kept to a minimum, using a contract partner and construction techniques that were sympathetic to the environment. Completing the project ahead of schedule, the land was handed back to landowners as soon as possible, meaning the land could be put back into use quickly.”