Plans have been announced for the creation of a new Wastewater Pumping Station in East Belfast.
NI Water have proposed the plans to create a new pumping station in the Sydenham area, on a piece of land beside the King George V playing fields, adjacent to the Sydenham Bypass.
It would be designed to address the impact of flooding in the Sydenham area and form part of a wider solution to tackle the the city’s wastewater capacity issues which NI Water say are currently curtailing long-term development.
The new pumping station will replace the current one on Park Avenue, which will be demolished if the plans are approved.
A community consultation on the proposals has been launched online and a public information event will take place from 2pm to 6pm at Dee Street Community Centre on Thursday, June 29.
Members of the public are being encouraged to provide their feedback on the plans for the pumping station in advance of a full planning application being submitted to Belfast City Council.
NI Water has said that the new station will "reduce the likelihood of flooding in the Sydenham area whilst providing a much-needed upgrade to the wastewater infrastructure in East Belfast. This important project will form an integral part of the Living With Water Programme for Belfast."
The Living With Water Programme, led by the Department for Infrastructure, is a new approach to the provision of drainage and wastewater infrastructure. The objectives of the programme are to provide the drainage and wastewater infrastructure needed to protect Belfast against flooding, enhance the environment and enable the city to grow.
For more information on the project please visit: www.sydenhamwwconsultation.co.uk