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£2million Scheme complete for Annagher Coalisland

24 November 2015 10:26

A major £2million programme of works to improve the sewerage infrastructure and reduce flooding risks in the Coalisland area is now complete

This major Sewerage Improvement scheme involved the construction of a new pumping station at Annagher to replace the existing one located on the Washing Bay Road, along with the installation of new gravity sewers and a pumping main to Coalisland Wastewater Treatment Works.

Regional Development Minister, Michelle McIlveen said: “I want to welcome this investment by the Northern Ireland Executive and the completion of this work which is good news for the local community and will help future development in the Coalisland area.

“This scheme will also help NI Water meet future Northern Ireland Environment Agency Standards, ensuring compliance with Northern Ireland Environment Agency standards for the local environment.”

Bill Gowdy Director of Engineering Procurement said: “This scheme will significantly reduce the risk of out of sewer flooding, improve the operation of the existing network and enhance environmental protection measures for local watercourses, including the Coalisland Canal”.

“NI Water and our project team including contractor BSG Civil Engineering and AECOM would like to thank all our customers and local representatives in the area for their patience and cooperation throughout this programme of work”.

NI Water is keen to keep this new pumping station and new sewers in good condition and blockage free, however, we can’t do this on our own and need help from the public. We would ask people not to flush inappropriate items such as wipes (of any kind), sanitary products and cotton buds. Another way to keep our drains running freely is by not disposing of your left over Fat, Oil and Grease (FOG) down the kitchen sink. Instead, let it cool and pour it into a container for disposal.”

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