Final phase of £18 million wastewater project for Ards North gets underway

NI Water has commenced extensive upgrade work at Ballywalter Wastewater Pumping Station (WwPS), as part of its £18m Ards North Wastewater Improvement Project.

The pumping station will be equipped with modern pumps, state-of-the-art control panels and a new kiosk, as well as a new underground stormwater storage facility. The extensive improvements will improve the performance of the pumping station and provide environmental protection during heavy rainfall.

The essential work at Ballywalter WwPS marks the final phase of the two-year Ards North Wastewater Improvement Project, a major programme of work ongoing by NI Water to enhance water quality in the area through the rationalisation and upgrade of the wastewater collection, treatment and transfer systems serving the villages of Carrowdore, Ballywhiskin and Ballywalter.

Speaking about the project and this latest phase of works, Damien McKeown, NI Water Senior Project Manager said: “NI Water and our appointed local contractors, BSG and Farrans, are making huge strides on the wider Ards North Wastewater Improvement Project, with great progress being made on the construction of the new wastewater treatment works, pumping stations, pipelines and long sea outfall.

“The work at Ballywalter forms a critical part of the overall project to deliver widespread environmental improvements. We are pleased that these extensive upgrades are now underway with completion of the main construction works expected in summer 2022.

SourceNI Water



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