Sinn Féin Councillor Tony Hassan has welcomed the news that a programme of sewer rehabilitation work has commenced in the Culmore area. This work is part of a much wider project which will identify defects in approximately 26km of the Norths sewerage network and allow any necessary repair or replacement work to be carried out.
Councillor Hassan said “It’s good to see this much needed work taking place . And its important we invest in such essential services.
This work will hopefully reduce blockages and sewer collapses. It will also help reduce the risk of ‘out of sewer’ flooding and environmental pollution.
The project will be carried out in two stages as follows:
Stage one will involve investigative and design work, which includes pipeline / manhole cleaning and CCTV surveys only. This will identify defects and define the work to be carried out at a later date in Stage two of the project. This initial work will be carried out during September and October 2015.
Stage two of the project will involve the essential sewer improvement work, which may include localised repairs, the installation of “liners” in existing sewers, replacing sewers which are beyond their natural lifespan, as well as other associated work.