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Water Supplies (Northumbria)

Volume 888: debated on Wednesday 12 March 1975

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asked the Secretary of State for the Environment how much water, in mgl, is currently being supplied by : (a) Tees Valley and Cleveland Water Board, (b) Newcastle and Gateshead Water Company to the Tyneside area, (c) Tynemouth Corporation Waterworks, (d) Sunderland and South Shields Water Company. (e) Durham County Water Board, (f) Hartlepools Water Company, (g) Darlington Corporation Waterworks, and (h) direct abstraction for industry, respectively ; what are the present estimates in mg1 of demand for water in 1981, 1991 and 2001 by (a) to (h) above ; and when it is expected that the Tyne-Tees transfer works, including the tunnel, will be completed and ready for use.

Following is the information supplied by the Northumbrian Water Authority about present and expected future water consumption in its area. I understand that the aqueducts connecting the rivers Tyne, Wear and Tees are expected to be in operation during 1980.

The following table shows, in million litres per day, average daily consumption in each of the Northumbrian Water Authority's water supply areas with fore-


1974 Consumption Mld1981 Forecast Demand Mld1991 Forecast Demand Mld2001 Forecast Demand Mld
Former Tees Valley and Cleveland Water Board411743868909
Newcastle and Gateshead Water Company213*234*261*292*
Former Tynemouth Corporation49678094
Sunderland and South Shields Water Company125150172195
Former Durham County Water Board103122135150
Hartlepools Water Company57697681
Former Darlington Corporation28323436
Direct Abstraction by Industry (Tyne, Wear and Tees area)91†115161304

* The whole of the water company's area of supply.

† 1973 figure.