NI Water Appeals to Stop Anti-Social Behaviour at Bridge Street Pumping Station, Strabane
21 June 2018 10:59
In light of recent anti-social behaviour and vandalism at Bridge Street Pumping Station in Strabane, NI Water is appealing to the public to be vigilant and to stop anti-social behaviour in this area. In recent days, glass bottles have been thrown into the site and smashed on the ground.
NI Water has just spent £1.2 million upgrading this facility for the benefit of the whole community. It 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.
Incidents like this are not only illegal but also dangerous. Health and safety is a priority for NI Water and we would appeal to those involved to stay away from the site. All our facilities provide an essential service for the community and environment, so any damage can potentially impact on service delivery by NI Water. This pumping station is essential to protect and enhance the sewerage infrastructure in the local area.
NI Water want to work with the local community to maintain this site and ensure it continues working to meet their sewage needs and so we are appealing to the local community to be vigilant and help stop this vandalism. Any incidents should be reported to Waterline on 03457 440088 or the PSNI on 121.
For further information please contact NI Water press office on 028 9035 7695 or email firstname.lastname@example.org