€3 Billion to be Invested in Water and Housing in 2012-2016

Reflecting the extremely difficult position in the public finances the Department of the Environment, Community and Local Government will have a significant reduction in the finances available to it for capital spending over the next five years. In 2012, capital resources will be down to €861 million from €1.058 billion in 2011. Further reductions will … Read more

NI Water Fined For Pollution Incident at Greysteel

NI Water has been fined £1,000 after pleading guilty to causing a pollution incident from Greysteel Wastewater Treatment Works on 20th November 2008. The incident was linked to a mechanical failure which resulted in equipment, which helped control the flows from the treatment works, failing to work effectively. This resulted in a restriction of the … Read more

Completion of Ballylone Service Reservoir in Northern Ireland

NI Water has completed a major new reservoir at Ballylone. The new reservoir will increase the security and flexibility of the water supply for over 5,000 customers in the Ballynahinch, Crossgar and Killyleagh areas. Almost £1 million was invested in this new reservoir, which has a capacity of approximately 5.6 mega litres. This is the … Read more

Innovative Underground Sewage Works

Yorkshire Water is about to start on a £1.8 million project at Ingbirchworth, near Barnsley in England, to create a hi-tech sewage treatment works with a difference – it will be hidden underground. The new underground facility will replace the current above-ground sewage treatment works, which has served the local population since the 1960’s. A … Read more

NI Water Fined After Pollution Incident

NI Water has been fined £2,000 after pleading guilty to causing a pollution incident from Masserene Sewage Pumping Station (SPS) in the vicinity of Clotworthy Bridge, Antrim on May 3rd 2010. The incident was linked to a blockage caused by inappropriate items that resulted in a discharge into a nearby watercourse. NI Water has asked … Read more

WYG Wins £750,000 Wastewater Project in Northern Ireland

Building on its successful relationship with Northern Ireland Water, WYG has won a contract to help improve water quality for residents of east Belfast. The Leeds-based consultancy will be designing, managing and co-ordinating construction design management on a new £750,000 project to reduce out-of-sewer spills to water courses. This project forms part of a larger … Read more

Berson Launches ‘OpenLine’ Open Channel UV Wastewater Disinfection Systems

UV disinfection specialist Berson has launched its new OpenLine range of open channel UV wastewater treatment systems. 100% pre-engineered for wastewater applications, the OpenLine range is specifically designed to treat secondary wastewater flows of up to 95,000 m3/day (approx. 4,000 m3/hour) over a wide range of UV transmittances. It utilises a new type of low … Read more

€20.5m in Extra Funding For Local Authority Water and Sewage Treatment Plants

The Government has allocated an additional Eur20.5 million from the Local Government Fund to assist city and county councils with running costs on their water and sewerage treatment plants. This follows on from an additional Eur1.5 million from the Fund that was notified to authorities last April to support training needs in the water services … Read more

Minister for Environment Must Provide Temporary Exemption of Waste Water Requirements for One-off Houses, Says Oireachtas Committee

The Minister for the Environment and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) must provide as a matter of urgency, a temporary exemption for some parts of the country, from the new waste water regulations relating to the construction of one-off houses, a report by the Oireachtas European Scrutiny Committee has stated. The Committee is calling on … Read more