Water plant gets the works

Shaun Kelly, Maurice Wright (both NI Water) Regional Development Minister Danny Kennedy, Mark Godfrey (AECOM), Alderman Mary Hamilton, Bob Rowntree (NI Water), Trevor Haslett (Chief Executive of NI Water), Paul Davison and Bill Gowdy of NI Water take a tour of the recently completed upgrade at Carmoney Water Treatment Works. 'Picture: Michael Cooper
Shaun Kelly, Maurice Wright (both NI Water) Regional Development Minister Danny Kennedy, Mark Godfrey (AECOM), Alderman Mary Hamilton, Bob Rowntree (NI Water), Trevor Haslett (Chief Executive of NI Water), Paul Davison and Bill Gowdy of NI Water take a tour of the recently completed upgrade at Carmoney Water Treatment Works. 'Picture: Michael Cooper

A water treatment plant on the outskirts of Derry has undergone a £3.5 million upgrade designed to bring a 21st century infrastructure to the plant.

Trevor Haslett, NI Water chief executive, says the recently completed upgrade at Carmoney Water Treatment Works in Eglinton is aimed at delivering the “best ever drinking water quality”.

Regional Development Minister Danny Kennedy visited the plant last week.

He said: “This project will deliver significant improvements to NI Water services in Carmoney and the wider Londonderry area. Customers will benefit from increased security of supply and drinking water quality.”

“This project will also improve the existing facilities, allowing for future demand and growth in the area well into the 21st century.”

Farrans Construction was the contractor for this project, with AECOM Design Build Ltd providing design and technical support.

Mr Haslett added that the upgrade bring the plant in line with all regulations.

“NI Water is continuing to deliver the best-ever drinking water quality and the upgrade completed here at Carmoney is just one example of the many projects being undertaken to improve services to our customers and deliver a modern 21st century infrastructure to Northern Ireland,” he said.

“The improvements made at the plant will also ensure that it operates more efficiently and will continue to meet Northern Ireland Environment Agency (NIEA) and European standards.”