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NI Water to pump £3.1m into works

By Elizabeth Walsh

BANGOR'S sewage infrastructure is set for a major overhaul in a £3.1million investment which includes a new pumping station at the town's marina.

The Department of Regional Development and NI Water unveiled their programme to build a number of key pumping stations, with the seafront marina among the first phase of construction.

Local DUP MLA Peter Weir has welcomed the announcement as "great news for North Down, an area famed for its marina and scenic strands".

Residents and business owners are now being offered the chance to assess the plans for themselves during an information event in the town centre on Monday, November 25.

Work is expected to commence by the end of the month and will continue until the summer time.

Among the first phase is also the improvement of the station at Luke's Point pumping station at Seacliff Road.

The DRD said the project "will greatly improve the water quality in Ballyholme strand and the surrounding watercourses, whilst improving the sewerage infrastructure in the surrounding area.

"The work will also ensure that NI Water complies with Northern Ireland Environment Agency standards and EU Directives for bathing water quality," a statement confirmed.

Subject to funding, the next phases of this programme of work will involve upgrading Castle Park Pumping Station, followed by further phases of work planned at Brompton and Stricklands Sewage Pumping Stations.

The plans also include the improvement of the sewerage infrastructure in the Carnalea and Clandeboye Road areas.

NI Water's information event takes place on Monday from 3pm - 8pm in the Main Hall, Hamilton House, at Hamilton Road.

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

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