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Watermains Improvement Work Planned - St Patricks Street, Draperstown

22 May 2023 11:25

NI Water will commence pipelaying works on the 5th June in the vicinity of St Patrick’s Street, Draperstown, as part of a major investment programme to upgrade the watermain infrastructure throughout Northern Ireland. It is anticipated that this work will take approximately 12 weeks to complete.

This work is good news for customers in the local area, as the upgraded watermains will help improve the local water quality, security of supply, as well as reducing leakage and improving water pressure.

The construction work will involve laying new watermains from Derrynoyd Road at the roundabout to the junction of St Patrick's Street with the entrance to Glenelly Villas.

In order to complete this work efficiently and safely, traffic management will be in place. Work will be completed in sections to keep disruption to a minimum. 

Further updates and signage will be in place as the work progresses and NI Water and our contractor Campbell Contracts Ltd would like to thank the public in advance for their patience and cooperation during this essential improvement work and assure the public that we will do everything possible to keep all disruption to a minimum.

We would like to take this opportunity to highlight that construction sites are dangerous areas and our sites have warning signs in place to protect the public from any hazards. The public are advised to stay away from these working areas for their own safety. 

Over the past fifteen years, NI Water has steadily improved the efficiency with which we operate while at the same time improving the quality of drinking water, levels of environmental compliance and the services we provide to our customers. 


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  • In 2007, NI Water’s operating costs were 49% less efficient than the leading UK utility comparator.  A benchmarking analysis carried out by the Utility Regulator and reported in the PC21 Final Determination, confirms that NI Water has closed the operating cost efficiency gap with leading water sector companies in England and Wales to just 5.7%.

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