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  • Burst pipe – Impending traffic chaos in Hamburg’s district of Altona

  • Central crossing at the Max-Bauer-Allee washed out. Motorists and buses affected. Repairs may take up to two weeks. The technicians from Hamburg Wasser notice the alarm signal at around 4:35am on Monday. A pressure drop has occurred in one of the main lines below the crossing of Max-Brauer-Allee and Holstenstraße. Water is bursting from the pipe and is washing ...

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  • Water damage brings the district of Niendorf to a standstill

  • Miles and miles of traffic jams in the northwest of Hamburg. Experts can’t seem to find the leak. On Tuesday morning, a burst water pipe supposedly caused long traffic jams at the Kollaustraße in Niendorf – the cause still remains somewhat of a mystery though. By early evening, the employees of Hamburg Wasser still weren’t sure where the water on the road ...

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  • Harburger Strasse industrial estate developing nicely

  • Intense construction work is currently taking place in the extended industrial estate in Harburger Strasse next to the B75 in Tostedt. Within two years, the local pipeline construction company Friedrich Vorwerk that owns the area has sold almost all lots of land. “It’s been developing nicely. The lots are virtually all sold and we’re in the process of settling ...

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  • Open-heart surgery on Hamburgs drinking water supply

  • The supply and waste management company Hamburg Wasser is currently renovating a 100-year-old ring pipeline in the district of Rothenburgsort, the cradle of Hamburg’s central water supply. This ring line connects five drinking water reservoirs with a total storage volume of approx. 100,000 m³. Due to the importance of these reservoirs for the supply guarantee ...

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  • Gas plant swallows manure and corn

  • Agricultural business Odega has started the test run of its newly built biogas plant in Neuhardenberg. With 30 million kilowatt-hours per year, the 7.5 million euro plant can supply about 15,000 households with energy. From the first decision to build the plant to its final test run almost five years elapsed. In time for Odega’s 20th anniversary, the company’s ...

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