Northumbrian Water supply water and sewerage services to over 1.3 million homes across the North-East of England. We use a lot of water – enough that Northumbrian Water measure in hundreds of megalitres. Every day. Bear in mind that just one megalitre of water weighs a thousand tonnes, and you’ll realise they move and process vast amounts of the stuff. It’s a good job they do, though, or we’d all soon (a) smell, and (b) be really thirsty. Very smelly and thirsty indeed.
To move that much water, Northumbrian Water operates a vast of network reservoirs, treatment works, pumping stations, more than 25,000 km of water mains and over 29,000 km of sewer pipes.
The company also operates Kielder Water and Forest Park in Northumberland, the largest artificial lake in the UK and host to more than 250,000 visitors a year.