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Work begins on Northern Ireland's water supply


Work has begun on enhancing Northern Ireland's water supply. Contractor McNicholas Construction Services is laying pipelines totalling 85km in length, including a 17km section of 800mm trunk main, to supply fresh water from the Silent Valley Reservoir in the Mourne Mountains to the major towns of Newtownards, Bangor and Holywood. Upon completion, the North Down Strategic Trunk Main Project will deliver 55 million litres of Thames Water has withdrawn its application to the English Department for the Environment, Food & Rural Affairs for a drought order for London.

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