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Work set to begin on new Belfast water pipeline

Work on a new 29km water pipeline, that will provide a vital source of water coming into Belfast during future winters, begins next month.

Regional Development Minister Danny Kennedy has announced a £14m investment package of work to improve the security of the water supply infrastructure for customers in Belfast, as demand in the city increases, and Lisburn.

The Castor Bay to Belfast Water Trunk Main will start in February. It involves laying a 29km water pipeline from Castor Bay Water Treatment Works in Craigavon to south Lisburn, where the pipeline will link into an existing trunk main to transport the water supply on to Belfast. The project will continue until summer 2015.

Mr Kennedy said: ""The scheme will also improve drinking water quality, reduce leakage and ensure that NI Water complies with EU directives."

Sara Venning interim Chief Executive of NI Water added: "We at NI Water are pleased to announce this important project for the security of the water supply, and, along with our project delivery team of Lagan Construction and Capita will work with the public to ensure that this work is carried out with minimum disruption."

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