NI Water

Motorists face months of disruption for water upgrade

A FOUR month project to upgrade the water supply network in Enniskillen started this week. 
The work undertaken by NI Water has started in Darling Street and is expected to be completed by October 2019. 
Over the coming months works will progress throughout the town centre. This will include works at Church Street, High Street, Town Hall Street, East Bridge Street, Belmore Street, Wesley Street, Market Street, Paget Square, The Diamond, Eden Street, Regal Pass, Clinton Centre, Wellington Road and Queen Elizabeth Road.
Councillor Paul Blake said, “These are necessary works. While there may be some disruption while these renovation works are taking place the end result will be worth it. I would ask for people to have patience while these work go on. It is better all these works are completed now for the Public Realm than someone having to come along and dig up for other utility works in the future.”
A spokesman for NI Water said the work may cause “some disruption” to the local community. 
He added that in a bid to minimise vehicle and pedestrian traffic disruption underground low-dig technology will be used and the organisation will liaise with other key utilities upgrading their own networks to reduce disruption in the area.
On completion of the various utility works, the Councli will then start public realm work, which includes major environmental improvement works in Enniskillen Town Centre. Traffic management will be in place to maintain the flow of traffic and minimise disruption. 
David Emmett NI Water project manager said, “Our local contractor Campbell Contracts has liaised with the Department regarding traffic management and plans will be updated as the project advances.” 
It is anticipated that interruptions to water supplies will be minimal. The company outlined, “If necessary, we will provide advanced notification of seven days for commercial businesses and 48hrs for domestic properties for all planned interruptions to water supply lasting more than one hour.”

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