Work Underway at Stoneyford Integrated Construction Wetland
29 July 2014 15:35
NI Water recently held an information event regarding the construction of a new Integrated Constructed Wetland (ICW) at its site on the Stoneyford Road. The current treatment works in the village is nearing the end of its useful life and needs to be replaced. Work on the new ICW is now underway and will continue until the end of 2014.
The ICW solution has been developed from natural concepts and has been used for many years throughout Europe and the Republic of Ireland. The Stoneyford site will be a flagship project for NI Water and our aim is to produce an industry-leading example of how wastewater treatment can be integrated into and complement the local ecosystem.
The method has a proven track record with low cost, low energy and low maintenance compared with conventional solutions. This environmentally-friendly solution is particularly suited to rural areas and will be built to accommodate the future development needs of Stoneyford, while promoting flora and fauna in a natural ecosystem.
NI Water and our contractor BSG Civil Engineering would like to thank the public for their patience and co-operation while we complete this essential improvement scheme.
Pictured at the recent information event are (L-R) Paul McErlean WYG, Derek Crabbe, NI Water, Cllr Uel Mackin and Cllr James Tinsley