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Northumbrian Water: sewage in the Pow Burn

A meeting has been arranged at short notice with Northumbrian Water to discuss sewage spills into the Pow Burn.


Wednesday 3 July 2024


Breamish Hall, Powburn

Find out about spillages from the sewage works into the Pow Burn

[Refreshments will be provided by Hedgeley WI]


Hedgeley Women’s Institute (WI) has been liaising with Northumbrian Water for several months. Hedgeley WI was concerned about the 37 spills, in 2022, totalling 317 hours.

The latest data from 2023 shows 105 spills, totalling 1,928 hours: a massive increase. 

It is hoped that in the meeting Northumbrian Water will inform attendees how the sewage treatment depot at Powburn works, what has caused the recent spillages, and what they are doing to fix them.

Everyone welcome!

[Poster provided by Doreen Burn and used with permission]


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