This programme of work is progressing well and involves the construction of a new water storage tank on site, which will provide improved water services to customers, particularly during emergency situations, as well as improving the security of the water supply and drinking water quality.
Drumaroad WTW is a key water supply site, which treats water from the Silent Valley Reservoir and supplies around 140 million litres of water per day to over 200,000 homes in County Down and Belfast. This means that approximately one quarter of Northern Ireland’s population will benefit from this upgrade that will increase the resilience and security of the water supply, particularly in emergency situations.
The new water storage tank will serve the existing Drumaroad Water Pumping Station and Chapel Hill Water Pumping Station to supply treated water to the catchment area. An additional Pumping Station will also be constructed to transfer flows outside of normal operating conditions.
Graham Construction is the main contractor for this major programme of work, with RPS providing project management and technical support.
The project will bring great benefits to the local water infrastructure and is scheduled to be completed in Summer 2021.