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Essential Watermains Improvement Work Gets Underway in Fivemiletown

04 September 2014 16:41

NI Water is currently engaged in an ongoing process of improving and upgrading the water supply infrastructure throughout Northern Ireland. This work is part of an overall £5.3 million ongoing package of work for the Fermanagh and South Tyrone area. This investment is good news, as the upgraded water mains will improve the quality, reliability and security of the local water supply, while reducing leakage and improving pressure in the area.

NI Water wish to advise the public that work is due to commence on a section of the Main Street, Fivemiletown on the 8th September, which will take approximately 5 weeks to complete.

In order to avoid delays to morning and evening commuters, works will only take place between the hours of 09:30 and 16:30 during weekdays.
In order to complete this work efficiently, a temporary one-way traffic system will be in operation for the full length of the Main Street. Access for all traffic will be maintained; however, delays may be expected. Please note that during the works there will be no right turn available from Altaveedan Road onto the Main Street. This is to ensure that the one way system operates safely and effectively along the Main Street.

Unfortunately, on street parking will be restricted in the immediate works area throughout this programme of work, and we will endeavour to keep the size of the works area to a minimum. However, pedestrian access will be available to all properties and businesses at all times. Every effort will be made to restore access as soon as possible each evening and we would like to thank the public for their patience and cooperation while we complete this essential programme of work.

Gavin McGinty NI Water Project Manager said:

“The scale of the ongoing watermains project has required extensive work on local roads. However, where possible, we will use state of the art low-dig technology throughout this programme of work which will enable us to lay many of the mains without the need to open large trenches.

“NI Water will, in co-operation with the Department for Regional Development, do everything possible to keep any disruption to a minimum. We will also work with Translink to ensure that public transport services function with minimum disruption.”  

NI Water and our contractor Farrans Construction would like to thank the public for their patience and cooperation and have completed letter drops in affected areas to advise residents of this work. Our customer relations team can also be contacted via Waterline on 08457 440088. Customers with any questions on the scheme should quote “Farrans Utilities Water Mains Rehabilitation Programme”.

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