‘Major investment in the watermains infrastructure’ for Fermanagh

Published: 4 Jun 2014 13:15

NI Water is engaged in an ongoing process of improving and upgrading the water supply infrastructure throughout the Fermanagh area.

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Phase two of this essential programme of work is about to begin, starting in the Enniskillen area and moving on to the Derrygonnelly, Irvinestown, Lisbellaw and Tempo areas.

The announcement of this £2.2million package of work is described as good news for the local area, as the upgraded water mains will improve the quality, reliability and security of the local water supply, while reducing leakage and improving pressure in the area.

Work will initially get underway early this month, June, on the Cooper Crescent/Chanterhill Road in Enniskillen for approximately four months; work will then continue in the above mentioned areas. It is anticipated that the overall programme of work throughout Enniskillen and the wider Fermanagh area will be completed by Spring 2015. Signage will be in place and the public will be notified of any diversions as necessary.

“This is a major investment in the watermains infrastructure for the Fermanagh area, which will provide benefits to customers for many years to come,” said Gary McFadden, NI Water Project Manager. He believes the scheme will be especially welcomed by people living in Fermanagh, ‘who will benefit directly from improvements in the quality and reliability of the service.’

He noted that the scale of the ongoing watermains project has required extensive work on local roads. “However, where possible, we will use state of the art low-dig technology throughout this programme of work which will enable us to lay many of the mains without the need to open large trenches,” indicated Mr. McFadden.

He added: “NI Water will, in co-operation with DRD Roads Service, do everything possible to keep any disruption to a minimum. We will also work with Translink to ensure that public transport services function with minimum disruption.”

NI Water and their contractor Farrans Construction will carry out letter drops in affected areas to advise those directly affected by this work.

Their customer relations team can also be contacted via Waterline on 08457 440088. Customers with any questions on the scheme should quote “Farrans Utilities Water Mains Rehabilitation Programme”.

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