£4.9 million Watermains Improvement Work Planned for Newry, Mourne and Down Council Area
19 March 2020 15:26
NI Water is currently engaged in an ongoing process of improving and upgrading the water supply infrastructure throughout Northern Ireland and work will get underway in the coming months in the Newry, Kilkeel, Mayobridge, Rathfriland and Hilltown areas. Work is due to get underway later this month in Mayobridge and Rathfriland, with work in other areas to be delivered during the next 2 years.
This £4.9 million investment will benefit customers in the local area, as the upgraded watermains will improve the quality, reliability and security of the local water supply, while reducing leakage and improving pressure in the area.
The work will involve improving approximately 47km of watermains, with the overall programme of work progressing throughout the wider area until 2022/23.
NI Water and our contractor Meridian Utilities Ltd would like to thank the public for their patience and cooperation while we complete this essential programme of work and we will do everything possible to keep any disruption to a minimum.
Letter drops will be completed as we move in to affected areas to advise residents of this work and traffic management and signage will also be in place as the work progresses.
NI Water is calling for further investment in our water and sewerage infrastructure and the Watermains project is an excellent example of what can be done when the necessary funding is in place. Continued investment in our water and sewerage infrastructure will help the population, economy and the natural environment to thrive and develop over the next 25 years.
Our customer relations team can be contacted via Waterline on 03457 440088. Customers with any questions on the scheme should quote “Meridian Utilities Water Mains Rehabilitation Programme”.
For further information, please contact NI Water’s Press Office on 02890 354710 or email firstname.lastname@example.org