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Watermains Improvement Work Gets Underway- Rashee Road, Ballyclare

21 March 2019 16:56

NI Water is currently engaged in an ongoing process of improving and upgrading the water supply infrastructure in the Ballyclare area. This work is good news for customers in the local area as the upgraded watermains will improve the quality, security and flexibility of the water supply, as well as reducing leakage and improving pressure. 


Improvement work is scheduled to commence on the Rashee Road from Readers Park entrance to Charles Drive on the 25th March for approximately 6 weeks.


Work will then be suspended during the busy exam period to reduce disruption for local schools and will recommence on 24th June until mid-August to complete the remaining watermains improvement work between Hillmount Avenue and Ballyeaston Road junctions.


In order to complete this work efficiently and safely, traffic management will be in place. Works will be completed under a lane closure with traffic lights, operating a stop-go system during peak flow. The work will be completed in sections to keep disruption to a minimum. 


Pedestrian access will remain in place at all times. Unfortunately, on-street parking will be suspended within the works area and we will work with the local community to minimise disruption.


NI Water and our contractor, Farrans will hold an information event in Ballyclare Town Hall on Thursday 4th April, 5pm to 7pm, to discuss the works and upcoming schemes including Ballyeaston Road, Victoria Road, Hillmount Avenue, Erskine Park, Margaret Avenue, Charles Drive and Rathmena Estate. Our team will be happy to answer any questions the public may have.


NI Water would like to thank the public for their patience and cooperation during this essential improvement work and assure the public that we will do everything possible to keep all disruption to a minimum.


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

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