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Work Gets Underway – NI Water’s Galgorm Pumping Station Upgrade

12 September 2017 16:52

NI Water is pleased to announce that work will get underway this week to upgrade Galgorm Wastewater Pumping Station. The project is part of a £1.2 million NI Water investment that will significantly improve the wastewater pumping stations serving the villages of Galgorm and Cullybackey.

 

The project will provide a new pumping station at Galgorm and much-needed emergency storage at Cullybackey to help reduce the risk of out-of-sewer flooding. The new Galgorm Wastewater Pumping Station (WwPS) will be constructed on the site of the existing station (within the public car par at Raphael Way) and the old pumping station will be demolished once the new station has been successfully commissioned. We anticipate that work will continue at the site of Galgorm Pumping Station until spring 2018.

 

Galgorm Wastewater Pumping Station is accessed via a narrow laneway off the A42 Fenaghy Road. The entrance to the site is located just off the Galgorm Roundabout and adjacent to a pedestrian crossing. Due to the space constraints at the site to carry out construction work and the need for NI Water staff to maintain the existing pumping station until the replacement is commissioned, Mid & East Antrim Borough Council have approved the use of a small section of car park adjacent to the pumping station to facilitate a safer working area during the upgrade. This section of car park will be sectioned off for the duration of the project.

 

This important upgrade work will also require a closure of the public car park and one lane of Raphael Way during the night so that the contractor can use this time to safely bring large construction vehicles in to and out of the site while no members of the public are in the car park.

 

NI Water and our contractor GRAHAM Construction appreciate that this work is disruptive and will do everything we can to keep disruption to a minimum throughout this essential scheme.

 

Any sections of wall that need to be removed to facilitate construction activities will be reinstated to their original form and the area around the pumping station will be landscaped following completion of work.

 

NI Water and GRAHAM will also carry out some work to widen the entrance to the car park to improve access once the work has been completed.

 

Customer queries should be directed to Waterline on 03457 440088. Please quote: GRAHAM Construction Galgorm Pumping Station Upgrade.

 

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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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