Fresh flush: Coalisland’s swinging-sixties sewage plant replaced with £6.5m system24, November 2011 | By: brendan64 | Comments Off on Fresh flush: Coalisland’s swinging-sixties sewage plant replaced with £6.5m system
Contractors have completed a new £6.5 million sewage plant for Coalisland – replacing the original 1960s system.
The original wastewater works, which first operated about five decades ago, and did not have the capacity to meet future demand from population growth.
The new treatment works will serve a about 15,000 people, accommodating future growth in the area until 2022.
It will also ensure the area complies with the Northern Ireland Environment Agency, national and European regulations.
Regional Development Minister Danny Kennedy said: “I welcome the completion of this environmentally sensitive project, which will play a key role in improving the water quality of the surrounding waterways, including the River Blackwater.
“The new wastewater treatment works will deliver benefits for local residents and the environment.”
BSG Civil Engineering was the contractor for the project working alongside McAdam Design and Williams Industrial Services.
The Mayor of Dungannon and South Tyrone Councillor Kenneth Reid said: “The council also welcomes the completion of this project which will bring significant benefits to wastewater services in the area for customers and will allow for future growth in the area.”
Trevor Haslett, chief executive of NI Water said: “I would like to congratulate all the team involved in this project for the enthusiasm and professionalism they brought to this scheme.
“The completion of this project is an important step in helping us to move towards a more modern and sustainable sewerage infrastructure to support the growing population in the area.
“NI Water is currently investing approximately £3 million per week improving water and wastewater services throughout Northern Ireland and Coalisland is one of the many projects being undertaken to deliver a 21st century infrastructure to Northern Ireland.”