Earlier this week Minister Nichola Mallon visited NI Water's site for the £12m upgrade at Derg Water Treatment Works.
This essential work will not only improve the water quality within the Derg network but also will provide additional security of the water supply to the Castlederg and Strabane supply area and further afield. The 18-month construction contract is being undertaken by Castlederg-based Lowry Building & Civil Engineering as part of the wider DLG Water Ltd, with RPS providing project management specialist support, and McAdam Design provide PD, Architecture, Civil and Structural Design services.
Once complete, the project will also improve herbicide and organics removal at the plant, improving the efficiency of the existing works and will also increase the throughput of Derg WTW to over 26 million litres of water per day from the River Derg and more recently, Strule. The works serves the Strabane and Omagh areas as well as supplying water into the Fermanagh area