NI Water is set carry out essential maintenance work in the Ballykeel area in August as part of a £4m Major watermains improvement programme.
The programme is for Ballymena and Ballyclare and they estimate that work will continue in the Ballykeel area of Ballymena in August 2015 and is expected to continue for approximately 6 months.
This investment is good news, as the upgraded water mains will improve the quality, reliability and security of the local water supply, while reducing leakage and improving pressure in the area.
Traffic management and signage will be in place in certain areas as necessary to inform the public in advance of the work and every effort will be made to minimise the extent of any inconvenience to local residents and businesses. Access to all properties adjacent to the works will be maintained at all times, with appropriate measures also taken to ensure the safe passage of road users and pedestrians.
The public are advised to stay away from the working areas for their own safety and NI Water would appeal for the support of parents to keep children and young people safe by explaining to them the dangers of playing in or around construction sites. Playing near works areas can have dangerous consequences and they would like to spread this safety message throughout the area while we complete this programme of work.
NI Water and our contractor Farrans Construction will complete letter drops to those close to the working area, and would like to thank the public for their patience and co-operation while this essential work is completed and would like to assure you that we will do everything we can to complete the work as quickly as possible with minimal disruption.
Customer queries should be directed to Waterline on: 08457 440088 quoting Farrans Construction, Water Mains Rehabilitation Project.