£1.6 Million Investment at Ballinagard Water Pumping Station Complete!
03 February 2020 11:33
NI Water is pleased to announce a £1.6 Million investment in its ongoing Water Pumping Station Improvement Programme, with the completion of Ballinagard Water Pumping Station on the Culmore Road. The pumps and control panels at the station were upgraded to provide greater robustness and efficiency to enable water to be pumped to the local Croppy Hill Reservoir.
Welcoming the investment, Infrastructure Minister Nichola Mallon said:
“This £1.6 million upgrade highlights the impact investment in our infrastructure can have. This pumping station pumps water to Croppy Hill reservoir which supplies up to 16,000 customers in the West of Derry. I want to see more investment in sustainable water and drainage infrastructure because it will make a real difference to people’s daily lives.”
Paul Davison, NI Water Head of Water Capital Procurement 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 Ballinagard, which will deliver benefits to our customers, such as increased resilience and security of the water supply, particularly in emergency situations.”
Work started on site in October 2018 and was completed ahead of schedule in December 2019.
Councillor Brian Tierney Head of Environment and Regeneration Committee, Derry City and Strabane District Council added:
“I was delighted to have the opportunity to visit the Pumping Station to see the improvements first hand that have been made at Ballinagard.
“The council welcome this major investment in the area, which will boost the local water infrastructure and greatly benefit the local community.”
The investment at Ballinagard 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) total investment in Derry City and Strabane District Council will be around £53.6m; for the PC21 period (2021 to 2027), NI Water is bidding for £139.9m. 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.
Geda was the main contractor for this major scheme partnered with Jacopa, with McAdam Design project management support.
*PC15 funding period - NI Water Capital Works Funding Programme, which covers the period 2015- 2021. PC21 funding period - NI Water Capital Works Funding Programme, which covers the period 2021-2027.
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