Storm Sewer Improvement Work Progressing Well in Carrowreagh

NI Water is pleased to announce that work is progressing well on an essential storm sewer improvement scheme for the Millreagh Housing Development on the Carrowreagh Road, Dundonald.

In recent years, the Dundonald area has experienced significant growth, mainly due to increased residential development. Therefore, a solution was needed to address this demand and meet future Rivers Agency standards. Approximately £600,000 has now been invested in the scheme, which will improve the sewerage infrastructure for the Millreagh development and reduce the risk of flooding from the Enler River. This work will continue until November 2012.

The majority of the work on the storm tank is now well underway on the grass area adjacent to the Ballybeen Housing Estate. There will also be extensive pipelaying work across the main carriageway on the Upper Newtownards Road, specifically along the junction between the Carrowreagh Road and Upper Newtownards Road. There may be increased traffic in the area but no road closures should be required during the scheme.

The new modular storage tank is a unique sustainable drainage system and this is the first time this technology has been used by NI Water, and throughout Northern Ireland. This will also result in a more efficient, environmentally friendly process. This process will also speed up the construction of the storm tank when compared with more traditional concrete materials.

As with all work of this nature, there will be an element of disruption, and NI Water and its contractor for this scheme Graham Construction, would like to thank the public in advance for their patience and cooperation, and assure them that we will do everything we can to complete this essential improvement work as quickly as possible.

Customer queries regarding this work should be directed to Waterline on 08457 440088.

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