NI Water is pleased to announce the completion of a £160,000 project to complete an extensive programme of improvements at Woodburn South and Loughmourne Reservoirs. This Public Access and Recreation Project has brought great improvements, enhancing the facilities around the reservoirs including new walking paths, fishing stands, and improving access for the public to enjoy these amenities.
As the second largest land owner in Northern Ireland (second only to the Forestry Service), NI Water is keen to facilitate access to its land and waters for the public, organisations and groups to enjoy a range of activities including fishing, dog walking, hiking, running, walking and bird watching.
A major programme of improvement works has been underway since 2015 to upgrade and improve facilities at a number of locations throughout Northern Ireland. Throughout the programme of work at both Woodburn South and Loughmourne reservoirs, NI Water has worked to provide the following improvements: improved access to and around both reservoirs, new walking paths, a new fishing stand which incorporates disabled access at Loughmourne and detailed information signs and improved safety for the public at both locations.
David McClean NI Water Project Manager said:
‘NI Water is delighted to complete this extensive programme of work at Woodburn South and Loughmourne reservoirs, which will provide long reaching benefits for the local community. The completion of the scheme will bring improved access for the public while enhancing the recreational experience for all users of the reservoirs.’
The Mayor of Mid and East Antrim Council, Councillor Maureen Morrow added:
“I welcome this investment in the Carrickfergus area which is a great opportunity for the local community and beyond to make the most of the fantastic facilities on our doorstep here at the reservoirs. This is a great public amenity as well as being an important source of our drinking water.”