£2.7million watermains improvement work in the pipeline for Co Antrim

NI Water is currently engaged in an ongoing process of improving and upgrading the water supply infrastructure throughout Northern Ireland and a key programme of work will get underway in the coming months throughout Ballyclare, Doagh, Randalstown, Kells, Toome, Ahoghill and Bushmills.

Friday, 20th March 2020, 12:43 pm
Work on the scheme is set to start in April.

Work will initially commence in the Bushmills and Randalstown areas at the end of April.

This £2.7 million investment will benefit customers in the local area, as the upgraded watermains will improve the quality, reliability and security of the local water supply, while reducing leakage and improving pressure in the area.

The work will involve improving approximately 27km of watermains throughout the areas and the overall programme of work will progress throughout Co Antrim until early 2022.

Detailing the scheme, a spokesperson for NI Water said: “NI Water and our contractor Farrans Construction would like to thank the public for their patience and cooperation while we complete this essential programme of work and we will do everything possible to keep any disruption to a minimum.

“Letter drops will be completed as we move in to affected areas to advise residents of this work and traffic management and signage will also be in place as the work progresses.

“NI Water is calling for further investment in our water and sewerage infrastructure and the watermains project is an excellent example of what can be done when the necessary funding is in place. Continued investment in our water and sewerage infrastructure will help the population, economy and the natural environment to thrive and develop over the next 25 years.

“Our customer relations team can be contacted via Waterline on 03457 440088. Customers with any questions on the scheme should quote ‘Project JA314.112 Water Mains Rehabilitation Programme.”