NI Water response Downpatrick flooding
17 April 2013 13:45NI Water can confirm there was an incident of flooding in the Market Street area of Downpatrick. Initial indications are that the pumps in the pumping station tripped. Although they were reset within a short period of time flooding did result. NI Water will fully investigate the cause of this incident but in the meantime staff are on site to lend assistance to affected customers and loss adjusters from the company are also visiting those affected to assess the damage caused. NI Water regrets that damage has been sustained to several properties and sympathises with those customers affected.
NI Water will do all we can to mitigate the distress and inconvenience caused. NI Water would point out that a £3.1 million scheme to upgrade the sewerage network and significantly reduce the risk of flooding in the area has been approved and contractors appointed and we would hope to progress on site as soon as possible.