Sinn Féin Councillor Sandra Duffy has urged people to comply with the ‘hosepipe ban’ that came into effect from 6pm tonight. NI Water has asked people to limit the use of tap water to the essentials such as drinking, cooking and washing.
The party’s Environment spokesperson said:
“I would urge people to comply with the advice given by NI Water this evening, who have issued a ‘hosepipe ban’ from 6pm tonight.
“There has been a significant increase in water usage across the north due to the rise in hot weather and a result has placed severe pressure on the water supply.
“This evening’s ban is in place to protect the water supply and avoid any interruptions and I would reiterate the call for people to use water wisely over the coming days.”