Northumbrian Water | Wooler WWT

egeplast SLA® Barrier Pipe


Northumbrian Water required a pipe solution for its new waste-water treatment plant in Wooler. Treating up to 3.6 million litres of water per day, the new plant will supply water to more than 5,000 people. Being built on brownfield land, the new plant required a durable, high quality pipe system which would transport untreated water and also protect treated drinking water from any contaminates which may be present in the ground. Project contractors, JN Bentley, approached egeplast UK to provide a solution.


egeplast UK supplied its 400mm SLA barrier pipe in black and blue plus bespoke and standard fabricated fittings. SLA barrier pipe was specified because of its durability, consistently high product quality and proven track record. Minimising the need for on-site pipe wrapping, SLA barrier pipe is also quicker and cheaper to install than standard traditional pipe systems.


Chris Wiseman, Senior Buyer at contractor JN Bentley, comments:
“We required barrier pipe and fabricated fittings for this project as the treatment works was being built on contaminated land. As we have come to expect, the team at egeplast UK provided a high quality barrier pipe solution and was able to supply the fittings required within a very short timescale. The level of quality and service provided by egeplast UK make them one of the best, if not the best, pressure pipe and fittings supplier in the UK.”


  • Only plastic drinking water pipe with global approval for installation in contaminated soil
  • Meets BS EN 12201
  • Prevents the permeation of pollutants into water and the environment
  • Easy, quick and cost- effective installation
  • Pipe integrity can be checked post installation
  • Range of fabricated fittings available
  • 30 year track record