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£4 Million Investment at Caugh Hill Water Treatment Works Complete!

05 February 2019 13:55

 | NI Water News

NI Water is pleased to announce the completion of a £4 Million investment at Caugh Hill Water Treatment Works outside Dungiven. The improvement work involved the construction of a new sludge press, which is an essential element of the water treatment process at the plant. The sludge press will improve the efficiency of the water treatment process, bringing essential cost savings to the business as well as improving the water quality and service to our customers. 

Paul Harper, NI Water Director of Asset Delivery said:

“Water is a vital part of our infrastructure and impacts on our daily lives. We are delighted to have completed this major investment at the plant, which will greatly improve the water treatment process and deliver benefits to our customers such as improved water quality.”

Work started on site in August 2017 and was completed ahead of schedule this month. A new filter was also added to enhance the overall process. This new filter will also bring environmental benefits, as the water used in the process is recycled, which maximises water usage at the plant and will enhance the water quality in nearby rivers.

Councillor Brenda Chivers Mayor of Causeway Coast and Glens Borough Council added:

“I am delighted to visit the plant today to see first-hand the improvements that have been made at the Caugh Hill site.

“It was fascinating to see how the Water Treatment Process works in practice and how this new sludge press will make the overall process more efficient. The council welcome this major investment in the area, which will greatly benefit the local community.”

Murphy/Dawson WAM JV was the contractor for this Major scheme, with Doran Consulting providing technical and project management support.


ENDS. For further information, please contact NI Water’s Press Office on 02890 354710 or email

Photo captions (L-R) Aaron Vogan, Paul Davison (both NI Water), Mayor of Causeway Coast & Glens Borough Council Councillor Brenda Chivers, and NI Water’s Paul Harper.

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