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Situation Slowly Improving but Please Keep Working with us

02 July 2018 20:34

NI Water has again thanked the public for their assistance in helping to reduce water usage. This has seen demand reduce however, it remains some 25% higher than normal.

The company’s CEO Sara Venning comments, “We believe we are seeing a slowly improving picture, however, demand is still 25% higher than normal.  NI Water is monitoring the situation continuously.  We do not want the ban to continue any longer than is necessary, however, the ban will not be lifted until we are confident there is enough treated water to meet the required water demands.  

“Demand remains high, particularly during peak times, so we are still urging people to conserve water.

“We continue to maximise our water production and I am grateful to our dedicated workforce who are working continuously day and night to ensure we keep customers in supply.”

NI Water has also dealt with 18 incidents of fire hydrant abuse since Friday, in Belfast, Newcastle, Draperstown and Magherafelt.

 

Some may see it as ‘harmless fun’ by kids, but the reality is, as they play in the water, homes and businesses are suffering low water pressure or no water at all. 

 

NI Water would appeal to community and political representatives to continue to support us in tackling this issue.  The whole community needs to help us put a stop to this behaviour before the unthinkable scenario occurs where a fire breaks out and there is no water for the Northern Ireland Fire and Rescue Service to deal with the fire. 

 

NI Water is asking communities to say “No” to this anti-social behaviour and report vandalism to the PSNI or to Waterline on 03457 440088 or confidentially to Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

 

Customers can log on to niwater.com for further water conservation advice.

 

ENDS

 

All media enquiries to press.office@niwater.com

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