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Local Councillors Visit £8 million Upgrade at Newcastle Plant

24 February 2017 16:58

Local Newry, Mourne & Down Councillors were on site recently to view the recently upgraded Newcastle Wastewater Treatment Works (WwTW). This visit marks the recent completion of a major £8m investment at the plant in the popular tourist seaside town, which will deliver an improved standard of discharge to local bathing waters in line with future European Directives.

As well as major refurbishment work at the existing WwTW, a major new extension was constructed which included an additional UV treatment stream and an extensive stormwater storage facility. The eco-friendly “green roof” of the new extension is also a highlight and NI Water’s project team worked closely with architects, engineers and local landscape experts to develop a visually-pleasing design for the roof of the new extension. The roof has been planted out with low-maintenance, native vegetation that will not only provide a natural habitat for birds and insects, but will also present an attractive landscape, which blends in with the scenic harbour area.

Local councillors view the “green roof” on the Newcastle WwTW, which has been designed to blend in with the surrounding environment (L-R) Sean Milligan NI Water, Cllr Harry Harvey, Cllr Willie Clarke, Cllr Mickey Larkin and Keith Henderson from NI Water.

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