Update for customers served by Lough Fea Water Treatment Works (Cookstown area)
14 January 2015 10:57
NI Water can confirm approximately 200 properties served by the Lough Fea Water Treatment Works (Cookstown area) may experience renewed disruption to their water supply due to the ongoing industrial action. NI Water has identified the problem and is using all resources at its disposal to recharge the system.
NI Water fully recognises this is a frustrating experience for our customers, and can assure them we are doing everything possible to restore water supplies as quickly as possible.
Unfortunately, with 26,000kms of watermains, 15,000kms of sewers and literally 1000’s of pumping stations and treatment works to monitor it was virtually inevitable there will be interruptions to services to our customers. The current weather conditions are also contributing to the difficulties our staff are facing.
NI Water remains on high alert with a Major Incident regime in place and we are committed to continued engagement with Trade Unions in an effort to resolve this dispute. The company would stress once more the key demand that pension reform be delayed is not within its gift to provide. It believes dialogue rather than causing disruption represents the best way forward.