Minister commends Northern Irish water scheme

Two water and sewage improvement schemes in the Keady area of County Armagh, amounting to £7.7m, have been commended by the Government.

Regional Development Minister, Danny Kennedy visited the £2.7m upgrade at NI Water’s Clay Lake Water Treatment Works and the £5m investment programme to upgrade the existing wastewater treatment facility at Keady.

Due to be completed in March 2013, the project at Clay Lake Water Treatment Works will meet local demands and stringent EU standards for drinking water.

In addition, NI Water claims the £5m upgrade to Keady Wastewater Treatment Works will also bring environmental benefits to the area as well as meeting national and EU requirements.

Kennedy said: “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.”

NI Water chief executive Trevor Haslett added: “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”

Conor McGlone

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