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£1.9million scheme for Swatragh Completed

23 July 2014 11:36

Aerial view of the completed Swatragh WwTW
NI Water is pleased to announce that a major £1.9million scheme to upgrade the Wastewater Treatment Works (WwTW) in Swatragh village has been completed. The scheme will improve wastewater treatment capacity in the area and improve the river water quality in the local Knockoneill River.
 
Michael Donnelly, NI Water Project Manager for the scheme said: “The upgraded plant at Swatragh will benefit the local community by improving wastewater services in the area. The modern new treatment technology that has been installed will also increase the capacity of the treatment works to accommodate development in the area for the foreseeable future and will bring about environmental improvements, ensuring that wastewater treatment in the locality meets Northern Ireland Environment Agency (NIEA) compliance standards.”
 
 “NI Water is currently investing approximately £2 million per week improving water and wastewater services throughout Northern Ireland and the upgrade at Swatragh is one of the many projects being undertaken to deliver a 21st century infrastructure.”

Minister Danny Kennedy welcomed the announcement and said: “Over the last number of years my Department has invested heavily in water and sewerage services which has resulted in improved levels of quality for consumers.  I am determined to make sure that the progress we have made continues for future years.”
 
Consent Solutions was the contractor for this project with RPS providing design and technical support.

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