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Targeting of NI Water Site Causing Concern

30 January 2014 14:24

NI Water is appealing for the assistance of the community after the discovery of damage and theft at Castlederg Service Reservoir.

Martin Mailey of NI Water commented: “This incident at Castlederg Service Reservoir saw damage and theft of the fence.

‘‘Unfortunately, vandalism is an all too common problem at some of our sites.  All our facilities provide an essential service for the community, so any damage impacts on service delivery by NI Water.  The cost is also a factor, and this creates a drain on resources that could be better used to improve services.

‘‘We are also very worried about the risks to personal safety.  NI Water takes all reasonable steps to ensure the safety of our site, but we would point out that our working sites should only be accessed by trained and qualified personnel.  I would call on those who are involved in vandalism and unauthorised access to stop immediately before they cause injury to themselves or a severe incident in their own local community.

‘‘Anyone who is aware of acts of vandalism can report the incident to the PSNI on 0845 600 8000, or you can call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.’’

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