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Minister Danny Kennedy commends £7.7million investment in Water and Sewerage Improvement Schemes

30 Oct 2012

Regional Development Minister, Danny Kennedy, today viewed progress on two projects which Lagan Construction Group have recently completed on behalf of Northern Ireland Water. The £2.7million upgrade at NI Water’s Clay Lake Water Treatment Works and the £5million investment programme to upgrade the existing wastewater treatment facility at Keady, Co. Armagh.

The £2.7million project at Clay Lake Water Treatment Works will meet local demands and ensure that drinking water quality for Keady and the surrounding area meets stringent EU standards. The project has been ongoing since April 2011 and is scheduled to be completed in March 2013.

During the day, the Minister also visited Keady to mark the progress of work to complete a £5million upgrade to Keady Wastewater Treatment Works (WwTW). The new works will bring environmental benefits to the area as well as meeting national and EU requirements.

“I welcome the progress made to date on the Clay Lake project and the upgraded Wastewater Treatment Works at Keady. There is no doubt that both projects will bring significant benefits to water and wastewater services for customers in Keady and the surrounding area.”
Danny Kennedy, Regional Development Minister
“The £2.7million investment in Clay Lake Water Treatment Works and £5 million investment in Keady Wastewater Treatment Works are both part of NI Water’s overall focus on providing an essential infrastructural investment programme. This investment in water and wastewater services is good news for customers in the Keady area. Both of these plants will meet the water and wastewater needs of the growing local population and ensure compliance with all current National and European environmental regulations. The completion of the upgraded wastewater treatment works at Keady will also have a positive impact on the local river water quality.”
Trevor Haslett, Chief Executive of NI Water

Clay Lake Water Treatment Works and Keady Wastewater Treatment Works are just two examples of the many projects being undertaken by NI Water to improve the water and wastewater infrastructure throughout Northern Ireland. NI Water is currently investing approximately £3 million per week in projects like these and will continue investing approximately £3 million per week on new projects over the next two years.

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