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Pipelaying on Coastal Path between Brompton Road & Stricklands Glen Wastewater Pumping Stations to get underway in New Year

20 December 2022 16:46

 | NI Water News

NI Water is pleased to announce that pipelaying on an essential new pipeline between Brompton Road & Stricklands Glen Wastewater Pumping Stations (WwPS) will get underway on Monday 9th January 2023. This is the final phase of our ongoing £4million programme of work to replace ageing wastewater pumping stations at Brompton Road and Stricklands Glen as part of a wider multi-million-pound investment to improve water quality along the North Down coast and reduce the risk of out-of-sewer flooding.

To facilitate the pipelaying in the safest possible manner, the section of coastal path between Brompton Road WwPS and the fork in the path leading to Downshire Road, will need to be closed from Monday 9th January. Signage will be in place to advise the public of this closure and the associated diversion route. Unfortunately, for health and safety reasons, access onto the coastal path from residential properties during this section of work will not be permitted.

BSG hope to be able to keep the section of path from Stricklands Glen WwPS down to the fork in the road open while pipelaying is being undertaken in that area.

Catherine Watkins NI Water’s Project Manager said:

“NI Water and our contractor BSG would like to sincerely thank local residents and the public for their patience while we strive to complete this important project which will deliver environmental improvements, such as improved water quality along this stretch of the North Down coast.

“We will make every effort to minimise the number of path closures and complete the work as quickly as possible. Signage will be erected in advance to advise the public on any necessary closures and associated diversions as pipelaying progresses.”

The team would also like to highlight that construction sites are dangerous for unauthorised persons, especially children and we would appreciate the cooperation of the public in ensuring that children do not play in or around the site or machinery.

Working areas will have warning signs in place to protect the public from any hazards. The public are advised to stay out of these working areas for their own safety. Please be aware that vehicles may be travelling along the path during this work, and we would ask the public to remain vigilant at all times and keep a watchful eye on children and pets.


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