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Comber Sewer Rehabilitation Work- Public Information Session Thursday 10th March

02 March 2016 12:19

NI Water will be commencing work on the second phase of a Sewer Rehabilitation programme in the Comber area in early March 2016 and we would like to take this opportunity to invite the local community to a ‘drop in’ information session on Thursday 10th March from 4pm – 6.45pm in Comber Leisure Centre.

Regional Development Minister, Michelle McIlveen said: “The work in Comber is part of NI Water’s ongoing Sewerage Rehabilitation Programme, to improve an ageing sewerage network across Northern Ireland over a period of six years. It will involve essential sewer improvement work which was identified under the investigation work carried out in Stage 1 of the project.

“I would encourage the public to come along to the information session next week to hear more about this important scheme.”

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 re-lay pipes by traditional “open-dig” methods.

The Stage 2 works will move along the following locations in the Comber area: Belfast Road, Green Link, Bridge Street, Bridge Street Link, Castle Lane, Castle Street, Copeland Cresent, Crescent Grove, Dermott Road, Glen Road, Railway Street, Gortin Street, Killinchy Street, Pound Bridge, Mill Street, Newton Bridge, Laurel Bank, Newtownards Road, The Square, and Bridge Street. Traffic management plans will be agreed with Transport NI, and at certain locations there may be lane/road closures in place. 

Members of the NI Water project team will be available at the ‘drop in’ session to discuss the scheme in further detail and get as much feedback as possible to feed into the proposals. Everyone is welcome to attend.

NI Water would like to thank the public for their patience and co-operation while this essential work is completed. Once complete, the work will improve the sewerage infrastructure, reducing the likelihood of sewer collapses and blockages.

Customer queries regarding this project should be directed to Waterline on 03457 440088, quoting “Comber Sewer Rehabilitation Work– Information Event”


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