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Northumbrian Water makes £37 million works investment to boost supplies

A water company has spent more than £37 million on new treatment works.

Northumbrian Water has opened sites at Wooler, Byrness, Rochester and Otterburn, in Northumberland, and at Murton, near Berwick.

The bases have replaced older hubs, with bosses at the Pity Me-headquartered firm saying they will “help secure clean drinking water availability for thousands of customers”.

Work was carried out over the last 18 months by Northumbrian Water partner Mott MacDonald Bentley.

Kieran Ingram, water director, said: “Ensuring customers have clean, clear and great tasting water when they turn on the tap is vitally important.

“And these five sites represent a significant investment in ensuring resilient supplies for people living across Northumberland.

“With the changes we have been seeing in the weather and climate over the past few years, these are challenging times.

“And our teams work around the clock to ensure the water keeps flowing for all customers – including those in some of our most remote areas.”