Works to start on sewer rehabilitation

Community News
Community News

A programme of sewer rehabilitation has started in the Portadown and Lurgan areas.

This work is part of a much wider project which will identify defects in Northern Ireland’s sewerage network and allow NI Water to carry out any necessary repair or replacement work.

The project will be carried out in two stages as follows: Stage one will involve investigative and design work, which includes pipeline/manhole cleaning and CCTV surveys. This work will be carried out during August and September 2015. Stage two will involve the core sewer improvement work, which may include the installation of “liners” in existing pipelines or the laying of new replacement pipelines as well as other associated work.

NI Water appreciates that work of this nature can be unavoidably disruptive at certain locations, particularly where temporary road closures and traffic diversions are required. Alongside appointed contractor, Graham Construction, they will work closely with Transport NI and other key stakeholders to minimise inconvenience and disruption to local residents, businesses and road users as far as practicably possible.

Where possible, ‘low-dig’ techniques will be employed throughout the scheme, which will significantly reduce the amount of digging in the area and will ensure that repair work is completed as quickly as possible.

It is anticipated that the overall programme of work will be completed during 2016.

NI Water would like to thank the public for their patience and co-operation while this essential work is completed. Customer queries should be directed to Waterline on 03457 440088.

Areas affected include: Armagh Road (Brownstown Road junction); Arthur Avenue/Church Street; Jervis Street; Thomas Street; William Street; Portmore Street; Market Street; Edward Street; West Street; Woodside Green; Corcrain Road/Obins Street; Garvaghy Road; Bann Boulevard; Woodhouse Street; Castle Street; Bridge Street; Carrickblacker Road; Meadow Lane; Seagoe and Northway.