Say ‘no’ to fire hydrant abuse

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NI Water has moved to reassure customers in Mid-Ulster in relation to concerns that the recent warm weather may have an adverse effect on water supplies.

With the temperature set to rise again this weekend in Cookstown and Magherafelt, NI Water is asking communities to say ‘no’ to fire hydrant abuse and report vandalism to the PSNI or to Waterline

Commenting on the levels in reservoirs, Charlie Gallagher, Head of Water Supply at NI Water, said supplies are well in line with what they would expect at this time of year.

And he also appealed for the support of the public in tackling fire hydrant abuse.

“We are grateful for the support that we have already received from elected representatives and community workers in those instances where hydrants have been vandalised and we will continue to work with the community to alleviate the problems that arise.

“We would emphasise that what might seem like harmless fun can actually be extremely dangerous in relation to fire prevention, and a huge inconvenience for those who lose water supply as a result,” he said.

NI Water is asking communities to say ‘no’ to this anti-social behaviour and report vandalism to the PSNI or to Waterline on 08457 44 00 88.