Northern Ireland

Wrong fuel costs company £7,500

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Filling diesel vehicles with petrol has cost Northern Ireland Water £7,500 over the past two years, it has emerged.

The company, which has 609 vehicles currently in use, said there were about 30 instances where a diesel vehicle was mistakenly filled with petrol.

NI Water said the average cost of rectifying the mistake was approximately £250 on each occasion.

The figures were provided following a freedom of information request.