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NI Water to install storm water infrastructure in Doagh to serve new retail development

20 January 2023 16:11

NI Water is due to commence work at the end of January to extend the existing storm water network in Doagh to serve a new retail development on Station Road. 

This essential work – which will involve the installation of 150m of storm water sewer and the construction of associated manholes along a short section of Burn Road and Station Road – is due to get underway week commencing 30th January 2023 and will take approximately 6 weeks to complete overall. 

Explaining the need for the work, Stephanie McVeigh, NI Water’s Project Manager for the scheme said: “This new dedicated storm sewer is essential to reduce flows in the existing combined (foul and storm) network and reduce the risk of out-of-sewer flooding in the area.”
 
Speaking about the traffic management arrangements for the work, Stephanie continued: “To undertake the works safely, it will be necessary to implement a lane closure with two-way traffic lights while work is ongoing on Station Road and Burn Road. Three-way traffic lights will be required at the junction from the Burn Road to Station Road. Station Road and Burn Road will remain open to residents and businesses at all times and our contractor, CivCo, will liaise with any affected properties along the pipeline route with regards to access, deliveries and bin collections.”

“Normal working hours will be 07:30am to 5:00pm; however, it may be necessary on occasions for work to be undertaken outside of these hours.

“Please be aware that construction sites are dangerous areas for unauthorised persons, especially children, and we would appreciate your co-operation in ensuring that children do not play in or around any site or machinery. Working areas will have warning signs in place to protect the public from any hazards. The public are advised to stay away from working areas for their own safety.

“NI Water and our project team from Atkins and CivCo would like to take this opportunity to thank the local community and wider public for their patience and cooperation while we undertake this essential work to support development in the Doagh area. We assure you we will strive to keep disruption to a minimum and complete the work in the shortest possible timeframe.”

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Notes to editors:

• NI Water has a 3-step process, which allows our team of experts to work closely with developers to assess any network or treatment capacity issues associated with proposed new developments.
• We want to ensure that the development process is as simple as possible, so it’s really important to get in touch with the team prior to any application for planning approval. 
For more information, and to complete our new Pre-Planning Process form, log on to: niwater.com/services-for-developer 

• 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.

For further information, please email press.office@niwater.com

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