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Firms Help Improve Biodiversity at Water Treatment Works

NI Water, Woodland Trust and Kelda Water Services (Alpha) are jointly promoting woodland creation and helping to improve biodiversity at Dunore Point Water Treatment Works in Antrim and Castor Bay Water Treatment Works in Lurgan. The Woodland Creation Project is aimed at offsetting the carbon footprint of the Water Treatment Works and improving the biodiversity at the sites through the creation of new wooded areas. Approximately 9,000 of a variety of tree species will be planted at the two sites.

Local Key Stage 2 pupils from Ballycraigy Primary School and St Comgalls in Antrim, and Tannaghmore Primary School, Lurgan helped out today with some of the tree planting at the sites and participated in a workshop hosted by NI Water's education team on water efficiency and the water cycle. 

Dymphna Gallagher, Head of Quality & Environmental Compliance at NI Water said: "We are delighted to be working with the Woodland Trust. The project has been funded by NI Water's SCAMP NI Project (Sustainable Catchment Area Management Planning for Northern Ireland). NI Water has a number of projects under this initiative, which involve working with non-governmental organisations such as the Woodland Trust. The aim of these projects is to implement sustainable catchment area management planning for Northern Ireland, whilst improving the biodiversity of NI Water sites and reducing the cost of providing good, safe drinking water to our customers.

"We look forward to continuing our work with the Woodland Trust and other organisations under the SCAMP initiative."

Source: Build.ie - Firms Help Improve Biodiversity at Water Treatment Works