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Work to start on £5m waterworks upgrade across Co Armagh and take two years to complete

Works will take in the Portadown, Lurgan, Craigavon, Gilford, Tandragee and Scarva areas

Work is due to start shortly on a £5 million waterworks upgrade in Co Armagh which will take in the Tandragee, Portadown and Lurgan areas.

NI Water says it is currently engaged in an ongoing process of improving and upgrading the water supply infrastructure throughout Northern Ireland.

The works – which will get underway in the coming months – will centre around the Portadown, Lurgan, Craigavon, Gilford, Tandragee and Scarva areas.

Work is due to get underway later this month in Lurgan, with improvements in all of these areas to be delivered during the next two years.

An NI Water spokesperson said: “This £5 million investment will benefit customers in the local area, as the upgraded watermains will improve the quality, reliability and security of the local water supply, while reducing leakage and improving pressure in the area.

“The work will involve improving approximately 29km of watermains, with the overall programme of work progressing throughout the wider area until 2022/23.

“NI Water and our contractor Meridian Utilities Ltd would like to thank the public for their patience and cooperation while we complete this essential programme of work and we will do everything possible to keep any disruption to a minimum.

“Letter drops will be completed as we move in to affected areas to advise residents of this work and traffic management and signage will also be in place as the work progresses.

“NI Water is calling for further investment in our water and sewerage infrastructure and the Watermains project is an excellent example of what can be done when the necessary funding is in place.

“Continued investment in our water and sewerage infrastructure will help the population, economy and the natural environment to thrive and develop over the next 25 years.”

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