A £5 million (US$6.1 million) upgrade of major sewers within Belfast’s city centre has been completed.
The project consisted of upgrading sewers in poor condition, due to dating back to the late 1800s, throughout the area, and the construction of a new underground wastewater pumping station.
These upgrades will play a vital role in facilitating further development within the Belfast city centre by reducing the risk of out of sewer flooding, minimising existing sewers blockages and improving the River Lagan’s water quality.
NI Water CEO Sana Venning said the company is pleased to have completed such a significant investment for Belfast.
“This has been a challenging project and we are pleased to have delivered the benefits of reduced flood risk and environmental improvement, whilst also providing additional capacity to support economic development within this area of the city,” Ms Venning said.
Belfast Lord Mayor John Finucane said the project will help the city flourish.
“We support NI Water in its quest for continued investment in our sewerage infrastructure, which will help the population, the economy and the natural environment thrive and develop over the next 25 years,” Mr Finucane said.
For more information visit the NI Water website.
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