WYG wins Northern Ireland Water contract

Leeds-based consultancy, WYG has won a £750,000 contract to reduce out-of-sewer spills to water courses in east Belfast.

The project is part of a wider framework to manage Northern Ireland Water's wastewater network.

WYG has managed NI Water's Integrated Wastewater Framework for the past seven years, which is designed to reduce the risk of flooding and improve water quality in the region.

The consultancy will carry out the project with measures designed to minimise the environmental impact of the area.

WYG associate, Ernie Spence, said: "Throughout the project we will be focused on alleviating disturbance to the surroundings, working in a sustainable manner through the design and construction phases.

"Our design involves converting concepts developed using hydraulic modelling into buildable solutions, whilst minimising environmental impact and providing value for money."

Last year NI Water invested £778 million in water and wastewater treatment storage facilities and mains improvement and £614 million in wastewater collection and treatment systems.

The company expects to spend over £3 billion in total by 2020 on improving water and wastewater services in Northern Ireland.

WYG will be replacing a combined sewer overflow chamber, associated pipework and outfall structures. The project is anticipated to be completed in December 2011. Alison Brown



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