Alex Easton MLA is delighted to get confirmation that the work is to start to build the new sewage pumping facility in Millisle.

Speaking today Alex Easton MLA said:

“I am delighted at the news that work is to commence shortly on the new sewage pumping facility for Millisle. This has been an on-going problem for residents of Millisle who have had to put up with bad smells and sewage leaks for years. This work will not only alleviate this it will also mean cleaner water for bathers and get rid of the smells and sewage leaks. I welcome the confirmation that the work is due to start very soon.”



Good afternoon,

I am writing to inform you that NI Water is commencing work on a £1m project to upgrade the sewerage infrastructure and a key pumping station in Millisle. This work will improve the sewerage network in the area providing additional storage capacity, particularly during periods of heavy rainfall. It is anticipated that the overall programme of work will continue until summer 2016.

The project, when complete, will significantly reduce the risk of out-of-sewer flooding and will also reduce spills to the bathing waters and fully meet EU Bathing Water Requirements.

This project will involve the construction of an underground pumping station in the car park/seafront area of Millisle adjacent to Ballycopeland and Millisle Presbyterian Church.

Customers may notice a slight increase in construction traffic and noise in the area between the hours of 7:30am and 6:00pm. Some existing footpaths will be closed during the construction work, although alternative temporary arrangements have been put in place.

Alongside our Contractor BSG Civil Engineering Ltd, NI Water will make every effort to keep disruption to a minimum and would like to assure you that we will do everything we can to complete the work as quickly as possible.

NI Water would like to thank the public for their patience and co-operation while this essential work is completed.

I hope you will find this information useful. Should you require additional details, please do not hesitate to contact our Elected Representatives Line on 0845 300 6461, quoting ‘KS930 Millisle DAP: Stage 2 Phase 2.’ Please bear in mind, however, that this telephone number is intended for use by you and those authorized to contact us on your behalf only. Members of the public should contact us via Waterline by dialing 08457 44 00 88.

Kind Regards,


Graeme Smyth MCIPR Public Affairs and Media Officer Northern Ireland water Westland House

40 Old Westland Road Belfast

BT14 6TE

Tel: (028) 9035 4757