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£2.6 Million Investment to Protect Larne Water Supply Complete!

22 May 2019 13:55

NI Water is pleased to announce the completion of the new £2.6 Million Killylane Water Trunk Main, which will improve the security of the water supply to around 1400 customers in the Raloo and Castle Road areas of Larne. The new main was laid in 2 phases from the Castle Road/Castletown road along the Ballyfore road & Crosshill road to Crosshill Service Reservoir on Tureagh road outside Raloo and will improve the resilience of the water supply in the area.

 Paul Davison, NI Water’s Project Sponsor said:

“We at NI Water are committed to improving the water supply infrastructure across Northern Ireland and are delighted to announce the completion of this major trunk main, which will improve the security of the water supply for many customers in the Larne area.

“This major scheme will provide a vital source of water, which will be especially important in supplementing increased demand in the area, particularly during future winter periods, summer droughts and/or emergency situations when the infrastructure may be particularly vulnerable.”

 

“I would also like to take this opportunity to thank all our customers and local representatives for their patience and cooperation throughout the construction phase of the scheme.”

 

Work on the final phase started on site in October 2018 and was completed ahead of schedule in late April 2019.

Councillor Lindsay Millar Mayor of Mid and East Antrim Borough Council added:

“I am delighted to visit Crosshill Service Reservoir today to mark the completion of this major £2.6 million investment to improve the local water infrastructure.

“The council welcome the completion of this essential water scheme, which will greatly benefit the local community for years to come.”

Dawson WAM was the contractor for this Major scheme, with Capita providing technical and project management support.

Photo caption (L-R) Peter Robson Dawson WAM, Lesley Cooper Capita, Paul Davison NI Water, Mayor Lindsay Millar, Gary McFadden NI Water, Conor Finn Capita and NI Water’s Ernie Kirkpatrick.


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For further information, please contact NI Water’s Press Office on 02890 354710 or email press.office@niwater.com


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