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Ormeau Avenue Sewerage Improvement Scheme – Work Commencing in Joy Street

31 May 2019 15:30

Work is progressing well on this major £5 million project to improve the sewerage infrastructure in the Ormeau area, which includes work around Ormeau Avenue, Dublin Road, Bruce Street, Sandy Row, Joy Street and sections of the lower Ormeau Road.

Joy Street

Work on a new sewer for Joy Street will commence on Monday 3rd June with a connection at the junction of Joy Street/Ormeau Avenue. Stop/go boards, and a contraflow system will be in place around this junction to maintain vehicular access to Joy Street. We anticipate these works will take 4 weeks to complete.

When complete, this investment will significantly reduce the risk of out of sewer flooding in this area of Belfast during periods of heavy rainfall.Environmental pollution will also be reduced, and the water quality in the Blackstaff Culvert and River Lagan will be enhanced.

NI Water would like to thank the public for their ongoing patience and cooperation during the completion of this essential improvement work. We assure you that we will continue do everything that we can to keep all disruption to a minimum, for the remainder of the works.


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

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