J4982 : Pumping station upgrade, Wilson's Point, Bangor

taken 5 years ago, near to Bangor, Northern Ireland

Pumping station upgrade, Wilson's Point, Bangor
Pumping station upgrade, Wilson's Point, Bangor
Work well underway to upgrade the sewerage pumping station at Wilson's Point in Bangor. This is not mentioned in the official literature (see shared description below) but I believe that it is part of the overall improvement scheme. This view shows Luke's Point in the background across Bangor Bay - the tall crane is part of the ongoing work at that part of the project.
Bangor Sewerage Infrastructure Improvement Scheme
Images of the sewerage improvement scheme around Bangor, begun in early 2014. The official text below is from LinkExternal link :

"An essential programme of improvement work is currently underway to upgrade the sewerage infrastructure and key pumping stations in the Bangor area.

The first phase of NI Water’s essential improvement programme represents an investment in the region of £3.1 million and will involve upgrade work at Luke’s Point and the construction of a new Pumping Station at Bangor Marina to provide extra storage capacity, particularly during periods of heavy rainfall. It is anticipated that work will be complete before Summer 2014.

The project is good news for the local area and will greatly improve the water quality in Ballyholme strand and the North Down coastal waters, whilst improving the sewerage infrastructure in the North Down area. The work will also ensure that NI Water complies with Northern Ireland Environment Agency standards and will help to ensure that local beaches meet EU Directives for bathing water quality.

Subject to funding, the next phases of this programme of work will involve upgrading Castle Park Pumping Station, followed by further phases of work planned at Brompton and Stricklands Sewage Pumping Stations, and improving the sewerage infrastructure in the Carnalea and Clandeboye areas."

See also the rather nice YouTube video at LinkExternal link
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Date Taken
Tuesday, 18 February, 2014   (more nearby)
Thursday, 20 February, 2014
Geographical Context
Coastal  Paths  Suburb, Urban fringe  Construction, Development  Waste, Waste management 
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Subject Location
Irish: geotagged! J 497 825 [100m precision]
WGS84: 54:40.1061N 5:40.7798W
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Irish: geotagged! J 497 825
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EAST (about 90 degrees)
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Bangor (Co Down)  North Down Coastal Path  Bangor  Sewerage Works  Wilsons Point  Sewerage  Backhoe Digger 

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