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Watermain laying in Belleek: NI Water Update

06 February 2017 13:58

Northern Ireland Water would like to provide an update on its £1.3m programme of work ongoing in the Belleek area to refurbish and improve the local water infrastructure.

Pipelaying on the Cornahaltie Road is scheduled to be completed towards the end of this week, with the contractor then moving on to the Brollagh Road.

The new watermain will be laid along the Brollagh Road from its junction with the Cornahaltie Road to its junction with the Loughshore Road.

To facilitate the pipelaying work in the safest possible manner, a lane closure will be implemented on the Brollagh Road with traffic lights in operation at all times. Initially one lane of the Brollagh Road will be closed from Farrancassidy Crossroads to approximately 1km from its junction with the Loughshore Road.  A further lane closure will be implemented to facilitate pipelaying up to the Loughshore Road. Access will be maintained for any residents living within the lane closure areas.


Martin Gillen, NI Water’s Project Manager for the scheme, commented: “This is an important scheme for the Belleek area, which is aimed at delivering an improved level of service for local customers. The new pipeline and pumping station upgrade will boost the security of the local water supply infrastructure and importantly will protect against bursts which have been a problem in the Belleek area in the past.

“NI Water, BSG and our technical consultants, McAdam Design, are aware that pipelaying work on roads can cause inconvenience for members of the local community and we will work to ensure that this contract is carried out with minimal disruption. NI Water and its project team would take this opportunity to thank local residents and road users for their patience and co-operation as we work to improve the water infrastructure serving the Belleek area and provide assurance that work will be completed in the shortest timeframe possible.”

NI Water’s customer relations team can be contacted via the 24-hour Waterline on 03457 440088.  Customers with any questions on the scheme should quote: “BSG Civil Engineering – Belleek Strategic Trunk Main”.

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For further information, please contact NI Water’s Press Office on 02890 354710 or email press.office@niwater.com.

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