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100 Sites Completed under multi-million Rural Wastewater Programme

11 April 2013 11:55

Regional Development Minister Danny Kennedy has announced that 100 sites have been completed under NI Water's Rural Wastewater Investment Programme.

The programme, which has been specifically designed to upgrade rural wastewater treatment systems serving populations of up to 250 people, has been running since 2008, and by the end of March 2014, will have seen an NI Water investment of approximately £30 million.

Welcoming the completion of 100 sites under the programme, Danny Kennedy said: ''NI Water's Rural Wastewater Investment Programme was set up to deliver widespread refurbishment of some of the 900 minor wastewater works that span the length and breadth of Northern Ireland, and I am delighted to see that the project is progressing well with the achievement of the '100 sites' milestone.

It is a testament to the team working on the project that it has also made 30% capital efficiencies over the last four years.  This means that NI Water is delivering 3 sites under the programme for the cost of 2.

Ecah project represents a significant investment in modernising wastewater treatment in rural areas to bring about environmental benefits for local communities, and I look forward to continued progress on this essential project.''

With another year of the current programme still to go, rural areas will continue to benefit from this ambitious NI Water project, which has already brought environmental improvements to all corners of Northern Ireland.  From Kilmood in Co. Down to Kinawley in Co. Fermanagh; Camus in Co. Tyrone to Carrickrovaddy in Co. Armagh, and from Glack in Co. Londonderry to Glarryford in Co. Antrim, NI Water has designed and implemented bespoke state of the art wastewater treatment systems to replace ageing filtration units and septic tanks, which over the years have become increasingly ineffective.

Trevor Haslett, Chief Executive of NI Water commented: ''This project is both complex and logistically challenging, but the rewards are far-reaching in terms of improved water quality in local rivers.

I am delighted with the progress the team has made to complete 100 sites and I would like to take this opportunity to thank all our partners in getting us to this stage of the programme.  The latest technology that has been used has already brought many environmental benefits, as well as facilitating future local development.

The scale of the project has required extensive work in rural areas and often in private lands.  We would like to take this opportunity to thank local people affected for their patience throughout this extensive programme of work.  I know the local communities will enjoy the benefits of this work for many years to come.

We are looking forward to continuing to work with our two teams of specialist local contractors: A joint venture of BSG Civil Engineering (Maghera) and Williams Industrial Services (Mallusk) - with technical support from McAdam Design in Belfast.  We also welcome the opportunity to work with other local companies in the supply chain and will continue to develop new technologies and processes that will benefit wastewater services for our customers.''

100 WwTWs upgraded to date under NI Water's Rural Wastewater Investment Programme

Co. Antrim

Duneany WwTW (Glarryford)

Glarryford WwTW (Glarryford)

Soldierstown WwTW (Aghalee)

Dempsey Park WwTW (Ballymoney)

Macfin WwTW (Ballymoney)

Procklis WwTW (Randalstown)

Slaght WwTW (Ballymena)

Seacon WwTW (Ballymoney)

Feumore WwTW (Ballinderry, Lisburn)

Cross Lane WwTW (Lisburn)

Capecastle WwTW (Ballycastle)


Co. Armagh

Farmacaffley WwTW (Armagh)

Aghory WwTW (Portadown)

Mullaghmore WwTW (Loughilly)

Carrickrovaddy WwTW (Cullyhanna)

Mullaghglass WwTW (Mullaghglass)

Loughdian WwTW (Poyntzpass)

Maytown Rd WwTW (Bessbrook)

Mullaghbane WwTW (Armagh)

Lisnalea WwTW (Newry)

Diviny WwTW (Portadown)

Drumman Hill WwTW (Armagh)

Armagh Rd WwTW (Newry)

Dyan WwTW (Dyan)

Drumhillery WwTW (Middletown)

Madden WwTW (Armagh)

Silverbridge WwTW (Silverbridge)

Drumnaferry WwTW (Lurgan)

Annahugh WwTW (Loughgall)

Charlestown WwTW (Derrytrasna)

Co. Down

Gransha Rd WwTW (Comber)

Pinehill Rd WwTW (Drumbo)

Kilmwood WwTW (Killinchy)

Maghera WwTW (Maghera, Newcastle)

Silverford Rd WwTW (Banbridge)

Savalmore Cottages WwTW (Newry)

Ballycoshone Rd WwTW (Hilltown)

Katesbridge Rd WwTW (Katesbridge)

Ballyward Rd WwTW (Ballyward)

Corbet WwTW (Corbet)

St. Mary's Tce WwTW (Cabra)

Monteith WwTW (Katesbridge)

Knock Tce WwTW (Rathfriland)

Attical WwTW (Attical, Kilkeel)

Leitrim WwTW (Castlewellan)

Lisowen WwTW (Crossgar)

Thorney Glen WwTW (Crossgar)

Co. Fermanagh

Scribbagh WwTW (Garrison)

Derryaghna WwTW (Derryaghna)

Florencecourt WwTW (Florencecourt)

Kinawley WwTW (Kinawley)

Drummack WwTW (Lisnaskea)

Monea WwTW (Monea)

Donagh WwTW (Donagh)

Magheraveely WwTW (Enniskillen)

Teemore WwTW (Derrylin)

Tully WwTW (Irvinestown)

Springfield WwTW (Enniskillen)

Co. Londonderry

Dartress WwTW (Castlerock)

Myroe WwTW (Limavady)

Legahory WwTW (Legahory, Claudy)

Ardground WwTW (Claudy)

Brockaghboy WwTW (Garvagh)

Ballymaguigan WwTW (Magherafelt)

Springhill Rd WwTW (Moneymore)

Longfield WwTW (Desertmartin)

Drummullan WwTW (Moneymore)

Largy WwTW (Limavady)

Glack WwTW (Limavady)

Killylane WwTW (Eglinton)

Gosheden WwTW (Londonderry)

Killaloo WwTW (Killaloo)

Curran WwTW (Knockloughrim)

Ballyquin WwTW (Limavady)

Drumraighland WwTW (Limavady)

Gortscreagan WwTW (Claudy)

Co. Tyrone

Milltown WwTW (Strabane)

Glenmornan WwTW (Artigarvan)

Oakland Villas WwTW (Cookstown)

Pomeroy Rd WwTW (Pomeroy)

Cavanacaw WwTW (Clanabogan, Omagh)

Douglas Bridge WwTW (Strabane)

Camus WwTW (Strabane)

Carnan WwTW (Dungannon)

Dooish WwTW (Drumquin)

Galbally WwTW (Galbally, Dungannon)

Orritor WwTW (Orritor, Cookstown)

Garvaghy WwTW (Drumquin)

Lisnahall WwTW (Stewartstown)

Donagheady WwTW (Altrest)

Brantry WwTW (Dungannon)

Mountjoy WwTW (Omagh)

Tattysallagh WwTW (Drumquin)

Letterbin WwTW (Newtownstewart)

Cullion WwTW (Strabane)

Clanabogan South WwTW (Omagh)

Garvetagh WwTW (Castlederg)

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