£9 Million Upgrade at Killyhevlin Water Treatment Works gets Underway
19 December 2019 11:23
NI Water is pleased to announce that a £9 million investment at Killyhevlin Water Treatment Works, Enniskillen, is now underway, which will bring major benefits to the security of the water supply to customers in Fermanagh and Clogher Valley.
The upgrade work involves the construction of a new clear water storage tank on site, which will provide essential support for water services, particularly during emergency situations, as well as improving the security of the water supply and drinking water quality. As part of the project, construction is also underway on a new Pumping Station to allow for a future increase in water supply demands.
Paul Davison Head of Water Capital Procurement at NI Water said:
“We are delighted that this major investment at Killyhevlin Water Treatment Works is now well underway, which will bring many improvements to our customers, including improved water quality and security of the water supply for our customers.
“The Killyhevlin plant treats water from the River Erne and supplies around 36 million litres of water per day to Fermanagh and the Clogher Valley.
“This upgrade will be particularly important during winter periods and other emergency situations and will help us to continue to deliver a world-class water service to the Fermanagh and Clogher Valley region.”
The investment at Killyhevlin is a great example of what can be done when there is sufficient investment in the water and wastewater infrastructure. In the PC15 funding period (2015 to 2021) the total investment in Fermanagh and Omagh District Council will be around £80m; for the PC21 funding period (2021 to 2027), NI Water is bidding for £146.9m. This money is needed for two things; firstly to maintain and keep the existing water and wastewater assets in the Council area running and secondly to address identified capacity and potential environmental issues. Further investment is essential to improve future water and wastewater services for our customers.
The Chair of Fermanagh and Omagh District Council Councillor Siobhan Currie added:
“The Council welcomes this major investment here at Killyhevlin, which will greatly improve services for NI Water customers throughout County Fermanagh. I was impressed to see great construction progress at the new water storage tank, which will protect the local water infrastructure.”
Dawson WAM is the main contractor for this major programme of work with Capita providing Project Management and technical support.
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