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NI Water update on hosepipe ban – Wednesday 4 July

04 July 2018 13:14

NI Water has reported further improvement in the unprecedented demand for water which remains 20% above normal levels. 


CEO Sara Venning said:- “The progress that has been made can be attributed to a combination of the good will of the public and the hard work of our dedicated staff.


“When the hosepipe ban was introduced last Friday we appealed to the public to assist us in managing an exceptional situation. I am delighted but not surprised to say that they have done so and we are now in a position where demand whilst still at high levels is reducing.


“The dedication of our staff who have worked tirelessly has also greatly added to this progress.


“None of us can afford to be complacent however and the hosepipe ban is still necessary. As we face into a period of extended dry weather it is essential we all look at adopting water saving habits as part of our day to day lives now, and in the future.


“It would not be our intention to continue the hosepipe ban any longer than is necessary, but our priority is to maintain supplies of safe clean drinking water to all our customers. The hosepipe ban and the magnificent support we have received from businesses and the public has assisted us greatly in achieving this aim.


“We are continuing to monitor the situation and would like to thank customers for their continued support.”

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