NI Water is proud to support the Year of Infrastructure 2018 and with February and March celebrating water infrastructure, there is no better time to remind our customers just how vital these services are to every aspect of our lives.
You will soon see an advertisement in the local paper with the attached press release. We would be delighted if you would show your support for this initiative by sharing this release and engaging with us on social media with the #infra2018.
We simply cannot exist without water, something that is easy to forget when we have constant access to running taps and flushing toilets and we need your help to spread this message.
In the last ten years, NI Water has spent over £1.5 billion investing in infrastructure to keep our water flowing and returning our wastewater safely to the environment. In the Causeway Coast and Glens Borough Council area alone, over £150 million has been spent on water and wastewater projects by NI Water since its formation in 2007.
One such project is the £6 million newly upgraded Ballycastle Wastewater Treatment Works to accommodate increased development in the area and improve wastewater services.
NI Water provides 570 million litres of fresh drinking water and takes away 340 million litres of wastewater every day. Thousands of assets, at a value approaching £3 billion, are operated and maintained to provide these services.
This includes over 40,000 kilometres of water mains and sewers - one and half times longer than Northern Ireland’s entire road network. By lunchtime every day, we've already delivered 138 million litres of clean, fresh water to homes and businesses!
NI Water are guardians of the infrastructure; the networks and assets, but every one of us uses the service. It is therefore vital that we are funded appropriately to continue this high level of service and most importantly, protect the security of supply. Only together, as a company and a community, can we continue to protect our most valuable and precious asset – water.
The NI Year of Infrastructure 2018 highlights how infrastructure connects and protects, enables investment and tourism and enhances our quality of life. Visit infra2018.org to learn more.