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NI Water to undertake programme of sewer upgrades in Bangor

18 July 2023 14:13

The sewerage system in the Ward Park, Castle Street, Hamilton Road and Springfield Avenue areas of Bangor is to benefit from a 10-week programme of improvements by NI Water.

The work – which is due to get underway on Monday 24th July by NI Water’s appointed contractor GEDA Construction, will involve repairs to existing manholes followed by the relining of sewers from the same manholes by trenchless means (underground technology) to minimise disruption.

These essential repairs form part of an overall programme of work by NI Water to strengthen the existing sewerage network in Bangor to protect against blockages and reduce the risk of out-of-sewer flooding.

The work will be completed in two phases as follows:

  • The first phase of work will involve the repair of manholes on Castle Street (at Castle Park Road junction), in Ward Park and on Springfield Avenue (at Hamilton Road junction). This work is planned to get underway during the week commencing 24th July 2023 and will last approximately 6 weeks.

  • The second phase of work will see the improvement of sewers by trenchless lining methods from the repaired manholes. This work is planned to get underway during the week commencing 4th September 2023 and will last approximately 4 weeks.

For both phases of work, localised traffic and pedestrian management will be required around work areas to protect the public and ensure the repairs are carried out as safely as possible. Pedestrian access to and within Ward Park will be maintained at all times during the work. Liaison has taken place with the relevant authorities in relation to these works and signage will be in place to direct pedestrians around work areas. Any surfaces impacted by the work will be reinstated following completion of the programme of repairs.

NI Water and GEDA would take this opportunity to highlight that construction sites are dangerous areas for unauthorised persons, especially children. Working areas will have warning signs and traffic control in place to protect the public from any danger. We would also emphasise that construction vehicles may be travelling through Ward Park during this work. In this respect, we would ask the public to remain vigilant while in the park and keep a watchful eye on children and pets.

In advance of work getting underway, the project team would like to thank local businesses, residents and the wider public for their patience while we undertake this important project to deliver a more robust wastewater network in the Bangor area. Every effort will be made to minimise noise and complete the work in the shortest possible timeframe.

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. Find out more at:


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