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£1.6m Swatragh Wastewater Treatment Scheme

25 June 2012 16:13

£1.6m Swatragh Wastewater Treatment Scheme
NI Water is pleased to announce that work will get underway this month to upgrade the Wastewater Treatment Works in Swatragh village. Approximately £1.6 million will be invested in this upgrade which will improve wastewater treatment capacity in the area and improve the river water quality in the local Knockoneill River. The work is scheduled to get underway in June 2012 and will last approximately 12 months.

Neil Brady, NI Water Project Manager for the scheme said: “The upgraded plant at Swatragh will benefit the local community by improving wastewater services in the area. The modern new treatment technology being installed will also increase the capacity of the treatment works to accommodate development in the area for the foreseeable future and will bring about environmental improvements, ensuring that wastewater treatment in the locality meets Northern Ireland Environment Agency (NIEA) compliance standards.”

“NI Water is currently investing approximately £3 million per week improving water and wastewater services throughout Northern Ireland and the upgrade at Swatragh is one of the many projects being undertaken to deliver a 21st century infrastructure to Northern Ireland.”

Cllr Paul McLean Chairman of Magherafelt Council added: “The council welcomes this scheme which will bring significant benefits to wastewater services in the area for customers and will allow for future growth in the Swatragh area.”

Consent Solutions is the contractor for this project with RPS providing design and technical support.

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