Northern Ireland

Northern Ireland Water statement

As a result of the high water demand being experienced (primarily due to a number of bursts to private supplies), a number of our reservoirs are currently at low water levels and we are trying to rezone and recharge the water network.

NI Water have to alternate supplies from our reservoirs therefore customers will experience a loss of water for a period of time, however it is anticipated that this interruption will only last a number of hours and water will be restored to customers in a timely manner.

The main areas that are affected at present due to the alternating of water supplies are as follows:

• Lisburn BT27 & BT28

• Antrim BT17

• Belfast BT4, BT5, BT6, BT11, BT13 & BT18

• Crumlin BT29

• Templepatrick BT39

• Newtownabbey BT36

• Kilkeel town and surrounds

• Hilltown area

• Newtownhamilton area

• Newry (affecting the following areas Killian Bridge, Dublin Rd., Cloughue area)

• Ballymena BT44 areas

• Cookstown BT80 areas

• L'Derry BT48 areas

It is anticipated that the areas outlined above will be back in supply between 6 - 8pm tonight.

The following areas will be affected as a result of alternating supplies later on today Tuesday 28th December:

• Rathfriland (affecting Moneyslane, Katesbridge and Annaclone)

• Newry BT34(affecting the following areas Rathfriland Rd., Upper Damolly Rd., Crieve Rd., Ashgrove, Belfast Rd., Shandon Park, Damolly Village, Fullerton Rd., Barley Lane, Monkshill area, Lurganare, Donaghmore, The Glen)

• Kilkeel area

• Mullabawn (Annacloughmullion area)

• Newtownhamilton (Knockovannon area)

• Castlewellan Town & area

• Banbridge BT32

• South Armagh BT35

• Warrenpoint

• Hilltown

• Mayobridge