£1.2 Million NI Water Pumping Station Complete!
14 June 2018 14:12
NI Water is pleased to announce the completion of an extensive £1.2 million programme of improvements, which have been completed at Bridge Street Wastewater Pumping Station, located off O’Nolan Park in Strabane.
The project involved the construction of a modern new pumping station to replace the existing station, which is now over 40 years old. All the new tanks have been constructed below ground and the old concrete building on site has been demolished and replaced with a smaller structure.
The new pumping station is equipped with new pumps, a new control panel and will have additional storage capacity to help reduce the risk of flooding and cater for future development in the local area. The scheme will also improve the water quality in the local River Mourne, with additional screening installed to improve the quality of any flows that may discharge to the river.
Catherine Watkins, NI Water’s Project Manager for the scheme, commented:
“NI Water is delighted to have completed this important scheme for the Strabane area, which will modernise the sewerage infrastructure for our customers. The new Pumping Station will also reduce the risk of flooding incidents.
“NI Water and our contracting team - Dawson WAM and RPS would like to thank the community for their patience and cooperation throughout this essential improvement work which will greatly benefit the local area.”
Mayor of Derry City & Strabane District Council, Councillor John Boyle added:
“The council welcome the completion of this major investment to upgrade the existing Bridge Street Wastewater Pumping Station, which will improve services for customers, as well as accommodating future growth and development in the area.”
For further information, please contact NI Water’s Press Office on 02890 354710 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.