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Northumbrian Water aims to improve a raft of services in five-year programme
A WATER company says it will pump £1bn into the North-East through a five-year plan to improve services and create new jobs across its contractors and supply chain.
Northumbrian Water, which provides services for 2.7 million customers, says it is putting the cash forward between 2015 and 2020 for projects that will include improving 270 miles of sewers to cut flooding and cleaning 1,500 miles of water pipes.
The company's investment, which it says has been shaped by customer feedback, will also feature improvements to 12 sewage treatment works to raise water quality and changes to sewerage systems to protect beaches from pollution.
Heidi Mottram, Northumbrian Water chief executive officer, said: “This is a major commitment to further improve the infrastructure of water supply and sewerage services in the North East, and it will have a significant knock-on effect in terms of our regional economy.
“We will be making a major contribution to our network of suppliers and contractors based in the region, and by making sure we have water and sewerage services that are second to none, new businesses will be encouraged to come to the area.
“We are proud to serve North-East customers while remaining mindful of the need to continue offering value for money.”
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