NI Water Announces Final phase of £3m project to Upgrade Trunk Main Supplying Fermanagh Reservoirs
17 December 2018 14:05
NI Water is pleased to announce the final phase of a £3million water trunk main between Ally Hill Service Reservoir (SR), on the outskirts of Lough Bradan and Doochrock and Drumkeeran SRs near Ederney, as part of a multi-million pound investment to improve and safeguard the local water supply.
The replacement trunk main, which transports drinking water from Ally Hill Service Reservoir near the Bradan Road and continues on to Doochrock and Drumkeeran Service Reservoirs – is a £3 million investment into safeguarding the local water supply, which is due for completion in May 2019.
Pipelaying work will be completed on the Drumierna and Drumcullion Roads before Christmas and will continue in January 2019 on the Castlederg Road and in private lands. Pipelaying will also take place in Lough Bradan Forest in the New Year in close cooperation with Forest Service.
To ensure that pipelaying is undertaken in the safest possible manner along the roads, NI Water’s contractor, BSG Civil Engineering will need to implement temporary road closures including a road closure on the Tirmacsprid Road. This closure will be publicised and signage will be in place in the New Year as the work progresses.
Paul Davison, NI Water Project Sponsor said:
“This larger diameter trunk main is being laid to provide a more robust means of transporting water from Lough Bradan Water Treatment Works to a number of Service reservoirs in the area, including Doochrock, Drumkeeran, Largy and Drumharvey, which in turn supply much of the North/North West and East of Fermanagh.
“In the 2017/18 financial year NI Water has invested £10.6 million in key water and wastewater projects which will improve services for our customers in the Fermanagh and Omagh District Council area”
Chairman of Fermanagh and Omagh District Council Councillor Howard Thornton added:
“The council welcomes this major investment to secure the water supply in the local area. This is good news for local customers through improved security of supply, particularly during emergency situations and winter weather.”
NI Water and BSG Civil Engineering would take this opportunity to thank residents and the wider public for their patience and cooperation while we undertake this work which will accommodate future water supply demands and provide resilience during difficult operating conditions. Customer queries should be directed to Waterline on 03457 440088.
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Photo caption (L-R) Chairman of Fermanagh and Omagh District Council Councillor Howard Thornton, NI Water’s Project Sponsor Paul Davison, Kevin McAleer NI Water, and NI Water’s Gary McFadden pictured at Lough Bradan forest.