NI Water Gives Stewartstown the 'Top Treatment'
22 October 2009 8:39Northern Ireland Water (NI Water) is embarking on a major £1 million upgrade of Stewartstown Wastewater Treatment Works (WwTW) in Co Tyrone. Increasing the facility’s current capacity is one of the main drivers behind the scheme, allowing for potential population growth, as well as creating a more environmentally friendly infrastructure.
The improvements will include the design and construction of a new pumping station within the existing WwTW site (just off Castle Farm Road) and an associated pumping main. Pipelaying (as part of this work) will commence in early November along the Coagh Road (B160) to Ardtrea Bridge on the Lisnahall Road and will last approximately 6 months.
Project Manager, Neil Brady expands:
“This essential project in Stewartstown is part of NI Water’s aim to provide a modern and effective sewerage system across Northern Ireland, whilst also safeguarding the environment and improving customer service.
“We aim to deliver a programme of work that causes as little disruption to the surrounding community as possible and are working closely with DRD Roads Service, PSNI and other public authorities to achieve this”.
As with any construction project of this scale, and in the interests of public safety, road traffic restrictions will be necessary. A traffic light system will be in place while this essential work is completed. NI Water appreciates that this may cause inconvenience for the public and would like to reassure local people that it will do everything possible to complete the work as quickly as possible. Access to residential properties and businesses will be maintained at all times.