Jonathan Buckley: Conserve water and help protect supply

Chair of the Assembly's Infrastructure Committee Jonathan Buckley has encouraged people to conserve water amidst high demand and a mains leak.

By Jonathan Buckley MLA

Upper Bann

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The DUP MLA said "Recent days have seen a 25% increase in water usage and whilst we all have been enjoying the prolonged spell of hot weather this has obviously put an increased strain on water supplies due to a lack of recent rainfall.

Water is a very precious resource but is something we all can take for granted. However, if demand continues at these levels then it could lead to disruption in supply for customers. If we are all considerate and careful with water use however then this can be avoided.

NI Water are currently transferring water between reservoirs using tankers. Whilst this service is vital it all contributes to the cost of keeping our water infrastructure working. We all can play a part in helping preserve water supplies whilst still continuing to enjoy the good weather."

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