Whitburn Spill Reduction Article - Featured UK Water Projects Online
‘Living Water, Loving Sunderland’: improving the sewer network
in the Roker, Seaburn, Fulwell and St Peter’s areas of Sunderland
by by Chris McLarnon & David Groark
(published September 2017)
Northumbrian Water is required to provide investment to reduce spills at Whitburn and St Peter’s, Sunderland in order to comply with the requirements of the Urban Waste Water Treatment Directive (UWWTD) by December 2017. Sunderland (north) is an urban catchment of predominantly residential properties and is home to Sunderland’s Blue Flag award winning beaches at Seaburn and Roker. The catchment is substantially combined and the beaches are presently protected by a storm interceptor tunnel which collects overflows from the combined sewer network during rainfall events.