FLOOD prevention works start in South Hetton later this month.
Northumbrian Water will be carrying out improvements in Charters Crescent from September 22 to December 12.
Plans include upsizing sewer pipes and creating an underground water tank.
Nearly £700,000 is being spent on the project, which is not expected to cause disruptions to water supplies.
For more information, contact Northumbrian Water on 0345 733 5566.