£4.8m scheme set to improve River Lagan

NI Water has started a £4.8m programme of improvements to Lisburn’s sewerage system that will enhance and protect the River Lagan.

Regional Development Minister Danny Kennedy made the announcement of works recently, including the replacement of a pumping station at Drumbeg Drive, Old Warren set to be completed by September 2014.

The second phase which is set to begin this October and finish by spring next year, will involve construction work and sewer laying at various isolated locations throughout the city, including Antrim Road, Antrim Street and Linenhall Street.

Mr Kennedy said: “This very significant investment will not only deliver improvements and benefits for the residents in and around the Lisburn area, it is very welcome news for the wider environment in Northern Ireland.”

As with all work of this nature, the Minister has said there will be some disruption once it gets underway. but NI Water will work closely with the department and other agencies to minimise any disruption.

NI Water will also do everything possible to ensure that work on Antrim Road and Antrim Street takes place during school holidays to reduce disruption.

Mark Sefton, NI Water Senior Project Manager, said: “The entire programme of work is good news for Lisburn. NI Water will, in consultation with the Department, the PSNI, residents and local traders, make every effort to keep disruption and inconvenience to a minimum.”

The NI Water customer relations team can be on 08457 440088.