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£10m Project Progressing Well at Belfast Wastewater Treatment Works

30 April 2021 9:00

 | NI Water News

Work is progressing well on a £10m programme of work at Belfast Wastewater Treatment Works, Duncrue to construct two new treatment tanks, equivalent in volume to six Olympic-size swimming pools – to cope with current and short-term future wastewater requirements. This major investment will protect the environment, support development and aid economic growth in the city.

The two new treatment tanks will provide much-needed additional capacity and enhance the existing process to ensure that the discharge to Belfast Lough remains compliant with Northern Ireland Environment Agency standards. The new assets will also facilitate essential improvements within the associated sewerage networks and will enable maintenance works to be undertaken at the other treatment tanks at a future date.

This significant interim investment is one of the first capital delivery projects of the ‘Living With Water Programme’, and will ensure that our key wastewater treatment works for Belfast remains compliant until further works are carried out to provide the main increase in capacity and achieve more stringent water quality standards.

Looking over progress on the pouring of the 41m long x 8m high walls that form the first of the new treatment tanks are (L-R Portrait image Below): Paul Harper, Dermott McCurdy, Kieran Grant and John Griffin.

Landscape image (Above) caption (L-R) Paul Harper, NI Water; Tim Moriarty, McAdam Design; Shane McVerry, Murphy Ireland and Rodney Moates, DAWSON WAM.


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