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NI Water investing £1m to upgrade watermain supplying Fermanagh reservoirs - Allyhill to Doochrock

NI Water is pleased to announce the completion of the first section of a 3.5km watermain between Ally Hill Service Reservoir (SR), on the outskirts of Lough Bradan and Doochrock SR near Ederney, as part of a million pound investment to improve and safeguard the local water supply.

The new upsized watermain will replace the old cast iron pipe which runs through Lough Bradan Forest and along Glen Road and Mweelbane Road.

The section in the forest – which to improve future access is being laid along a cleared fire break away from the overgrown path of the old pipe.

To ensure that pipelaying is undertaken in the safest possible manner along the roads, NI Water’s contractor, BSG Civil Engineering will need to implement temporary road closures.

Martin Gillen, NI Water Project Manager explains the need for the scheme and the roads that will be affected by pipelaying: “This larger diameter watermain is being laid to provide a more robust means of transporting water from Lough Bradan Water Treatment Works to a number of storage reservoirs in the area, including Doochrock, Drumkeeran, Largy and Drumharvey, which in turn supply much of the North/North West and East of Fermanagh.

As proud partners of NI Year of Infrastructure 2018, NI Water is helping to raise awareness of how infrastructure underpins our lives. This £1 million investment, which will benefit the water supply infrastructure in the Fermanagh area is an excellent example of the importance of our infrastructure to help reduce the risk of flooding and protect the environment. For further information log on to Infra2018.org
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