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  • North Bristol relief sewer

    We’re investing £45 million on our sewerage network in North Bristol to ensure that we are fully prepared for future requirements. Building a new sewer will ensure our system copes with ongoing and future development in North Bristol and South Gloucestershire.

    North Bristol relief map

    The North Bristol relief sewer will be approximately 6km long and include 5km of 3m diameter tunnel.

    It will link to the new Frome Valley relief sewer we are currently building from Bradley Stoke to Frampton Cotterell. Once connected these new sewers will direct sewage around North Bristol to our water recycling centre in Avonmouth. Together they form part of our long-term sewerage strategy beyond 2020.

    We are working with contractors J Murphy & Sons Ltd to construct the tunnel and lay the pipework. Where possible the pipework will be laid deep underground, minimising disruption to local residents and businesses. However, in some places this will not be possible, but we will do everything we can to minimise disruption.

    Over the next few months we will be carrying out surveys and investigations, and consulting with local authorities and landowners so that we can establish the exact route for the North Bristol relief sewer.

    As soon as we know the exact route of the sewer we will be in contact with local residents and organisations who may be affected.

    Work is expected to start at the end of 2019 and will take approximately two and a half years to complete.

    The North Bristol relief sewer is an essential part of our long-term sewerage strategy.

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