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Water Mains Improvement Work Gets Underway – Barnish Road, Antrim

18 February 2022 13:17

Water Mains Improvement Work Gets Underway – Barnish Road, Antrim | NI Water News

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 Barnish Road area of Antrim on the 28th February for approximately six months.

This £1.9m investment is good news for customers in the local area, as the upgraded water mains will improve the quality, reliability and security of the local water supply, while reducing leakage.


In order to complete this work efficiently and safely, a road closure will be in place between the Lisnevenagh Road (A26) and Station Road junctions.

The work will be completed in sections to keep disruption to a minimum, with local access maintained. The diversion route will be signposted via: Lisnevenagh Road (A26) – Craigstown Road – Station Road.

NI Water and our contractor Farrans Glan Aqua would like to thank the public for their patience and cooperation while we complete this essential programme of work and will do everything possible to keep disruption to a minimum.


Letter drops have been completed in the affected areas to advise residents of this work and traffic management and signage will also be in place as the work progresses.

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. 

  • 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.

The Water Mains Improvement work throughout Antrim is an excellent example of what can be done when the necessary funding is in place.

NI Water’s capital funding for year 1 of our business plan was secured and the business looks forward to the necessary funding being put in place across the full six-year period to 2027.

Information on water supply issues affecting your property is also available 24/7 simply by logging onto


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