NI Water spends millions to upgrade pumping station

NI WATER has revealed plans to upgrade a local pumping station.

Planning permission has been granted for the £2.7 million scheme, which will see the upgrade of the sewage pumping station at the junction of Maralin Avenue and Drumbeg Drive.

The scheme will also include alterations to the station and associated works.

NI Water are currently in the process of finalising land issues at Drumbeg Drive, which is off the Moira Road in Lisburn and a spokesperson has said that it is anticipated that work will get underway in the next 4-8 weeks on the construction of a new pumping station.

The new pumping station will be located in the grass area adjacent to the existing NI Water pumping station.

This £2.7 million project will also involve pipelaying as part of the construction of the new station in the grass area opposite Maralin Avenue.

The spokesperson for NI Water explained: “This essential upgrade work will improve the sewerage infrastructure in the area and will improve the water quality in the River Lagan, meeting Northern Ireland Environment Agency standards.

“We will need to remove some trees initially to progress with the work, but the replanting of trees will take place towards the end of the project.

“Once the project gets underway, it is anticipated that it will take approximately twelve months to complete.”

She added: ““NI Water would like to thank the public in advance for their patience and cooperation, and will keep the community updated as this essential upgrade work progresses.”

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