£5m Belfast city centre sewer upgrade project completed
NI Water has announced the completion of a £5m sewer project in Belfast city centre.
The organisation said the upgrade would help further development in the city.
It will also reduce the risk of out-of-sewer flooding, minimise blockages in existing sewers and improve water quality in the River Lagan, the body added.
Last week NI Water chairman Dr Len O'Hagan led a call for further investment in the water and sewerage infrastructure.
He said a spend of around £2.5bn was required to hold off an infrastructure crisis that could hold up housebuilding in areas from Limavady to Newry.
Dr O'Hagan added: "No drains means no cranes. It means that we can't accept new connections for new developments, houses, offices, factories, hotels, hospitals or schools.
"Development will be severely curtailed or completely frozen."
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NI Water said the Belfast city centre upgrade project was "an excellent example of what can be done when the necessary funding is in place".