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Wastewater systems at or near their capacity (January 2021)

Disclaimer:

The wastewater system capacity information provided by Council area for (WwTW >250 population equivalent) in this document is subject to change. NI Water should be contacted directly on water and wastewater capacity issues by Councils.

Developers should always use the pre-development enquiry (PDE) process. PDEs are valid for a 18 month period from issue.

NI Water is committed to working with developers to consider ways of accommodating development wherever possible.

Phasing of development is of high importance going forwards due to the historic and prolonged underinvestment in wastewater infrastructure across Northern Ireland.

Belfast City Council

Edenderry (Antrim)

Belfast WWTW

Interim capital works has commenced at Belfast WwTW which once completed will facilitate critical base maintenance. This work is scheduled for completion in March 2023. It is required to address some of the operational risk and enable compliance with the existing NIEA Discharge Consent Standard. 

Wastewater network capacity issues are continuing to emerge due to sewer network modelling activities being undertaken at Belfast (Glenmachan sub catchment), Kinnegar (Sydenham sub catchment), Newtownbreda, Edenderry and Whitehouse. As a result, new planning applications may be declined in parts of these catchments.

(NB Funding for the 12 year, £1 Billion Living With Water Programme by the NI Executive is essential for future growth and development in Greater Belfast which affects 5 Council areas).

Antrim and Newtownabbey Borough Council

Wastewater network capacity issues are continuing to emerge due to sewer network modelling activities being undertaken in Antrim, Ballyclare, Roughfort and Whitehouse catchments.  As a result, new planning applications may be declined in parts of these catchments.

Mid and East Antrim Borough Council

Cargan

Clogh

Grange (Taylorstown)

Larne

Martinstown

In addition to the wastewater treatment works (WwTW), wastewater network capacity issues are emerging due to sewer network modelling activities being undertaken in Ballymena, Carrickfergus, Larne, Greenisland, Grange and Clogh catchments. As a result, new planning applications may be declined in parts of these catchments.

Lisburn and Castlereagh City Council

Ballynadolly

Moneyreagh WWTW*

*WwTW Upgrades / New Works Scheduled for PC15 Delivery within NI Water’s current Business Plan period (2015/16 to 2020/21) - subject to adequate funding and COVID-19 related delays

Wastewater network capacity issues are continuing to emerge due to sewer network modelling activities being undertaken at Carryduff, Saintfield Road areas (which discharge to Newtownbreda WWTW located in Belfast City Council area) and Dundonald area (which discharges to Kinnegar WWTW located in Ards and North Down Borough Council area).  As a result, new planning applications may be declined in parts of these catchments.

Ards and North Down Borough Council

Ballywalter (Retention Tank)

Carrowdore

Killinchy

Loughries

In addition to the wastewater treatment works (WwTW), wastewater network capacity issues are emerging due to sewer network modelling activities being undertaken in Bangor, Ballywalter, Greyabbey, Killinchy, Kinnegar, Kircubbin, Newtownards and Portaferry catchments.  As a result new planning applications may be declined in parts of these catchments.

Armagh, Banbridge and Craigavon Borough Council

Blackwatertown

Darkley

Markethill

Moneyslane

Mountnorris

Poyntzspass (WWTW)

Robinsonstown

Waringstown

In addition to the wastewater treatment works (WwTW), wastewater network capacity issues are emerging due to sewer network modelling activities being undertaken in Banbridge and Waringstown catchments.  As a result of this new planning applications may be declined in parts of these catchment.

Newry Mourne and Down District Council

Cranfield (Down)

Drumaness

Lurganare

Maghera (Down)

Meigh

In addition to the wastewater treatment works (WwTW), wastewater network capacity issues are emerging due to sewer network modelling activities being undertaken in Saintfield, Newry, Annsborough, Ardglass, Ballynahinch, Downpatrick, Dundrum, Kilkeel and Maghera catchments.  As a result of this new planning applications may be declined in parts of these catchments.

Mid Ulster District Council

Augher

Aughnacloy

Ballygawley

Ballyronan

Cabragh

Clogher

Derrycrin

Desertmartin

Dungannon

Eglish (Tyrone)

Fivemiletown

Killeen

Moy

Moneymore

Redford

The Loup

In addition to the wastewater treatment works (WwTW),  wastewater network capacity issues are emerging due to sewer network modelling activities being undertaken in Cookstown, Dungannon, Maghera, Magherafelt and Moy catchments. As a result new planning applications may be declined in parts of these catchments.

Causeway Coast & Glens Borough Council

Aghanloo

Armoy (WWTW)

Carrowclare

Dervock (WWTW)           

Kilrea

Moss-side (WWTW)

Stranocum WWTW

In addition to the wastewater treatment works (WwTW), wastewater network capacity issues are emerging due to sewer network modelling activities being undertaken in Ballycastle, Bushmills, Dungiven, Garvagh, Glenstall, Kilrea, Limavady, North Coast (Coleraine, Portrush & Portstewart) and Rasharkin catchments. As a result of this new planning applications may be declined in parts of these catchments.

Fermanagh & Omagh District Council

Castle Archdale Country Park

Belleek (Fermanagh)

Drumquin  

Ederney

Garrison

Garvaghy

Killygonlan

Lough Macrory  

Monea

Mountfield

In addition to the wastewater treatment works (WwTW), wastewater network capacity issues are emerging due to sewer network modelling activities being undertaken in Belleek, Enniskillen, Omagh and Tamlaght catchments. As a result, new planning applications may be declined in parts of these catchments.

Derry City & Strabane District Council

Douglas Bridge

Donemana

In addition to the wastewater treatment works (WwTW), wastewater network capacity issues are emerging due to sewer network modelling activities being undertaken in Ballymagorry, Castlederg, Culmore, Magheramason and Strabane catchments. As a result, new planning applications may be declined in parts of these catchments.




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