DRD Press Office
Kennedy visits new Pumping Station in Warrenpoint ahead of expected completion in July
Regional Development Minister Danny Kennedy recently visited NI Water’s Newry Road Pumping Station in Warrenpoint ahead of its expected completion date in July. The Minister had the opportunity to meet the project team and view the new pumping station and associated improvements, which got underway in February last year.
The £4.3 million project involved the construction of a new pumping station and storage tank located within the existing Newry Street car park, and the installation of new sewers throughout the area, including Newry Road, Meeting Street and on the Mound Road.
Throughout the course of the construction works NI Water have liaised closely with the Department for Regional Development to ensure minimum delays and mitigate traffic and business disruption in the local community as much as possible.
This project is the first phase of the Warrenpoint Drainage Area Plan, which will greatly improve the sewerage infrastructure in the local area and reduce the risk of out of sewer flooding at Meeting Street, Charlotte Street and Clermont Gardens, Warrenpoint. The scheme will also improve the water quality in Carlingford Lough, helping to meet Northern Ireland Environment Agency standards.
Saintfield based DAWSON WAM are the contractors for the scheme, with technical and project management support from Belfast-based AECOM.
(L-R) Jonathan McGall DAWSON WAM, Alan Lavery AECOM, Lisa Hughes NI Water, Alastair McBride AECOM, Minister Danny Kennedy, Ian O’Hare, NI Water, and Fergus Bannon DAWSON WAM welcome the Minister to the Newry Road site