NI Water is embarking on a £2m project to upgrade a number of wastewater pumping stations and carry out environmental improvements.
The new investment will see the installation of pumping and electrical equipment to increase the efficiency of the pumping stations to help reduce out-of-sewer flooding and ultimately the number of call outs by operatives.
First phase of work, the refurbishment of 30 pumping stations in the North Down area by March, was awarded to local contractor Graham Construction. Other companies to benefit from the contract are Ballymena business Shaw Automation, which is manufacturing the bespoke electrical panels for the pumping stations, and the Mallusk-based operation of Xylem which is supplying the pumps.
NI Water is also starting essential improvements to the water and sewerage infrastructure in Lisburn city centre under a five-month programme.