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NI Water continues with upgrade of sewerage network at Belfast Road, Comber

30 January 2023 16:58

NI Water is progressing with a programme of work to upgrade the sewerage infrastructure at Belfast Road, Comber.

Work has been completed to the junction of the A22 and from Monday 30th January, a lane closure will be in place on the A22 to facilitate the safe installation of a section of new pipe adjacent to the Comber Greenway.

Talking about the remaining sections of work, Peter Ferguson, NI Water Senior Project Manager said: “Our contractor AG Wilson has laid all of the new sewer along Belfast Road and from Monday 30th January will be laying a section of pipe in the grass verge off the A22 adjacent to the greenway. To facilitate this installation in the safest possible manner, a lane closure will be in place around the works area for a period of around 3 weeks.

“During this time temporary traffic lights will be in place on the A22 to manage traffic flow and AG Wilson will strive to complete the work in the shortest possible timeframe.

“Once this section of pipe has been completed, pipelaying will move to the verge of the greenway, where the new sewer will connect into the existing network. Work on Comber Greenway is expected to get underway around 13th February and will take approximately 3 weeks to complete. Access will be maintained at all times for pedestrians and cyclists while this work is ongoing.

“NI Water and AG Wilson take this opportunity to thank local residents and the wider public for their patience and cooperation while this essential work is ongoing. While every effort will be made to minimise disruption, we would advise road users to leave extra time for their journeys during this next phase of pipelaying. We would also ask users of the greenway to be mindful of construction works in the area in late February/early March.”

NI Water manages a network of 15,600km of sewers on a daily basis and we have spent billions investing in our water and wastewater infrastructure. However, no amount of investment will completely stop blocked pipes or inappropriate items polluting our environment. Items such as baby wipes and sanitary products are often the cause of out of sewer flooding which can easily be avoided by only flushing the 3Ps, pee, poo and toilet paper; everything else needs to go in the bin. 


A few key points to remember:

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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