Pipelaying work to get underway as part of NI Water’s Ards North Project
NI Water commenced pipelaying work in Carrowdore, County Down, earlier this month as part of its £18m Ards North Wastewater Improvement Project – a major programme of work which involves the rationalisation and upgrade of the wastewater collection, treatment and transfer systems.
The new pipeline will extend to connect into a new wastewater pumping station being constructed on the site of the old treatment works.
Infrastructure Minister John O’Dowd said: “I am pleased that the £18m Ards North Wastewater Improvement Project is progressing. Once fully complete in 2023, the new wastewater treatment infrastructure being delivered will support long-term economic growth in local development and tourism.
“This significant investment will also deliver environmental improvements, including cleaner beaches and bathing waters, which will benefit all those living, working or visiting this scenic part of the Ards Peninsula.”
NI Water’s Project Manager Damien McKeown added: “This is the last major section of pipeline that is due to be laid as part of the extensive £18m Ards North Wastewater Improvement Project and has been programmed to take place in the summer to avoid disruption to local schools.
“The pipeline will link the new wastewater pumping station at Carrowdore with the new state-of-the-art wastewater treatment works being constructed off the Greystone Road. The section of pipeline between this new treatment works and New Road was installed last year.