The Mayor of Derry has welcomed the completion of NI Water’s £4million pumping station in the Duke Street area of the city.
Alderman Maurice Devenney says the new facility - part of an overall investment by NI Water of around £28million in Derry - will bring “significant benefits” to the city.
“The council welcomes the completion of this scheme which will bring significant benefits to wastewater services in the area for customers and will allow for future growth in the city.”
The north’s minister for Regional Development Danny Kennedy also welcomed the conclusion of work on the scheme.
“The completion of this project is excellent news for local people and for the environment,” he says.
“This £4million investment reduces the potential for ‘out of sewer’ flooding in the area.
“It will also improve the water quality in the River Foyle and will help meet Northern Ireland Environment Agency Standards.”
Bill Gowdy of NI Water said a multi-agency approach was used to facilitate the pumping station and new pumping main.
“The Duke Street Wastewater Pumping Station project is an excellent example of working in partnership with other agencies and the Council. Congratulations to all the team involved for the enthusiasm and dedication they brought to this scheme.”
Shearwater Consortium was the contractor for the project and Halcrow AECOM assisted NI Water as regional project managers for the scheme.