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£20,000 NI Water Investment Complete at Seagahan Dam

08 May 2018 16:49

Seagahan Dam Complete
NI Water is pleased to announce the completion of a £20,000 investment in a Public Access and Recreation Project at Seaghan Dam. This project will enhance the facilities around the Dam and improve access for the public.

 

NI Water as the second largest land owner in Northern Ireland (second only to the Forestry Service), is keen to facilitate access to its land and waters for the public, organisations and groups to undertake a range of activities including fishing, dog walking, hiking, running, walking and bird watching.

 

A major programme of improvement works is being undertaken between 2015 and 2021 to upgrade and improve facilities at a number of locations throughout Northern Ireland.

 

Throughout the programme of work at Seaghan, NI Water has worked closely with Armagh Fisheries to provide the following improvements:-

 

Improved access to and around the Dam

New fishing stand, which incorporates disabled access

New walking paths

New car parking

Information signs and improved safety for the public

 

David McClean NI Water Project Manager said:

 

‘Completion of this project at Seaghan Dam will provide long reaching benefits for the local community. It not only provides better access for the public but also for the first time allows disabled anglers to access fishing stands. It also enhances the recreational experience for all users of the Dam.

 

“We would like to thank DAERA, the local angling club and all our stakeholders for their support throughout this project.”

 

The Lord Mayor of Armagh, Banbridge & Craigavon Council Alderman Gareth Wilson added:

 

The Council welcome this investment and are delighted with the completion of this project to enhance the dam as an important recreational resource for the future. It will undoubtedly benefit the local community and tourism in the area.”

 

Euro Environmental JV were the main contractor for this project, with RPS providing technical and project management support.

 

ENDS

All media enquiries to NI Water press office at press.office@niwater.com or 02890 354710.

 

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(L-R) Paul McAleavey DAERA, Paul McKillen Armagh Fisheries, Lord Mayor of Armagh, Banbridge & Craigavon Council-Alderman Gareth Wilson and NI Water’s David McLean

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