Northumbrian Water is gearing up for a £4.4m upgrade to its Allendale Sewage Treatment Works in Northumberland.

The enhancement project aims to strengthen water quality in local watercourses.

The investment will allow replacement of components of the works within the confines of the current site.

This initiative will enhance environmental protection and make sewage treatment more efficient, whilst also meeting the rising demands of local population growth.

Water company Northumbrian Water along with its supplier, Mott MacDonald Bentley (MMB), will commence onsite work from this month, and the upgrade is expected to be completed by the end of March 2025.

Northumbrian Water's project manager, Mat Simmonds, said: "This investment will help ensure we are able to continue to deliver wastewater treatment that is fit for the future, meets the needs of our customers, and which protects the environment.

"This is a core part of our business, and this investment will help us to continue to protect the River East Allen and watercourses downstream."

The company has assured that updates regarding the project will be made available on