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Sewer Rehabilitation Project – Portadown and Lurgan Area

19 August 2015 16:50

NI Water would like to announce that a programme of sewer rehabilitation has commenced in the Portadown and Lurgan areas. This work is part of a much wider project which will identify defects in approximately 26km of Northern Ireland’s sewerage network and allow us to carry out any necessary repair or replacement work.

The project will be carried out in two stages as follows: Stage one will involve investigative and design work, which includes pipeline / manhole cleaning and CCTV surveys, which will identify defects and define the work to be carried out in Stage two of the project. This work will be carried out during August and September 2015.

Stage two will involve the core sewer improvement work, which may include the installation of “liners” in existing pipelines or the laying of new replacement pipelines as well as other associated work.

NI Water appreciates that work of this nature can be unavoidably disruptive at certain locations, particularly where temporary road closures and traffic diversions are required.  Alongside our appointed contractor, Graham Construction, we will work closely with Transport NI and other key stakeholders to minimise inconvenience and disruption to local residents, businesses and road users as far as practicably possible.

Where possible, “low-dig” techniques will be employed throughout the scheme, which will significantly reduce the amount of digging in the area and will ensure that repair work is completed as quickly as possible.

Once complete, the project will provide the local community with improved sewerage systems that are less prone to failure from blockages and sewer collapses. It will also increase the water carrying capacity of the existing infrastructure and reduce the risks of ‘out of sewer’ flooding and environmental pollution.

It is anticipated that the overall programme of work will be completed during 2016.

NI Water would like to thank the public for their patience and co-operation while this essential work is completed. Customer queries should be directed to Waterline on 03457 440088.

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