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Sewer Rehabilitation Project – Strabane Area

23 February 2016 14:52

NI Water would like to announce that work on Stage 2 of the sewer rehabilitation work in the Strabane area is due to commence in late February. It is anticipated that the work will take approximately 5 weeks to complete.

The work in Strabane is part of NI Water’s ongoing Sewerage Rehabilitation Programme, to improve an ageing sewerage network across Northern Ireland over a period of 6 years. It will involve essential sewer improvement work which was identified under the investigation work carried out during Stage 1 of the project. The work may include localised repairs, the installation of “liners” in existing sewers, replacing sewers which are beyond their natural lifespan, as well as other associated work. Where possible, the work will be carried out using specialist “no-dig” or “low-dig” methods which are designed to minimise disruption and duration of the work. However it will be necessary at some locations to relay pipes by traditional “open-dig” methods.

The Stage 2 works will be carried out at the following locations in the Strabane area: Abercorn Square, Barrack Street, Derry Road, Meeting House Street and Newtownkennedy Street.

NI Water appreciates that work of this nature can be unavoidably disruptive at certain locations, particularly where temporary road/lane closures and traffic diversions are required.  Alongside our appointed contractor, Geda 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.

Once both stages are complete, the project will provide the local community with improved sewerage systems that are less prone to failure from blockages and sewer collapses and will also reduce the risks of ‘out of sewer’ flooding and environmental pollution.

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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