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Sewer Investigation Work gets Underway - Foyle Street, L’Derry

08 June 2020 15:59

 | NI Water News
NI Water will recommence essential sewer investigation work in the Foyle Street area today (Monday 8th June 2020) We anticipate work will take approximately 3 weeks to complete. Due to the nature and location of these works they will be undertaken during the evening/night time hours.

The work will be located on Foyle Street and Water Street, and will be undertaken in two phases. In order to undertaken the work safely, it will be necessary to have temporary traffic management arrangements in place as detailed below:

Phase 1 
Work will commence on Monday 8th June for approximately 8 nights (Monday to Thursday), a lane closure will be in place on Foyle Street between the junctions with Water Street and Shipquay Street. During this time, there will be no left turn from Foyle Street onto Shipquay Street, with all traffic diverted right onto Shipquay Place.  

Phase 2 
Work will commence on Monday 22nd June for approximately 4 nights (Monday to Thursday), a road closure will be in place on Foyle Street between the junctions with Water Street and the Foyleside roundabout. A diversion route will be clearly signposted during this time. Access will be maintained for deliveries etc. 

Some parking restrictions may also be in place throughout these works. 

Working hours during both phases of work will be 7pm to 7am each evening/morning, with the road fully re-opened by 7am each day.

NI Water has been identified as an essential service provider in response to COVID-19 and the Government has officially designated our workforce as ‘key workers’ in a critical public service.

NI Water and our contractor BSG Civil Engineering appreciate that this work is disruptive and would like to thank the public for their continued patience as we complete these essential improvement works. 

We are all practising social distancing – our priority is to keep customers and colleagues safe. So please keep your distance and our workers will carry on with their essential work for you.

A few key points to remember:
If we need to visit your home during this time, to keep you and us safe, please make our staff aware if you are self-isolating.  We will also ask you to respect social distancing for our colleagues if they are on your property.  

Remember wipes will clog the sewers and result in blockages and flooding – never flush a wipe. For further information log on to 

Beware of Bogus Callers – if you are concerned about the identity of someone at your door, you can call the PSNI non-emergency number ‘101’ where you will have the option of a ‘Quickcheck’ to confirm the caller is from the utility they say they are.

Do not let children go near work sites or equipment, this can be extremely dangerous. 
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Information on water supply issues affecting your property are also available 24/7 simply by logging onto 

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

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