Residents ‘may experience loss of water supply’ during east Antrim works

Northern Ireland Water has advised residents that they may lose their water supply during works in the Carrickfergus and Whitehead areas.

Wednesday, 3rd March 2021, 10:41 am

NI Water is currently carrying out repair work in the BT38 and BT40 areas.

A spokesperson for the water provider said: “Customers may experience a loss of water supply or a drop in pressure when the work is being carried out. We are working to fix the problem as soon as possible.

“Discoloured water can occur when the mains are disturbed. This can happen when there has been an interruption to supply following a burst main and the operational activity associated with the repair. The discolouration will be short-lived, and running the tap for a while should help clear it from the system.

Residents may experience a loss of water supply.

“All water is disinfected to ensure it is safe to drink. Following operational activity, the level of chlorine in the water supply may be boosted temporarily. The amount of chlorine is carefully controlled and monitored at our treatment works and strategic points in the distribution system.”

The postcode areas potentially affected are BT388BX, BT388FN, BT388FP, BT388FS, BT388FW, BT388GR, BT388GX, BT388GZ, BT388HG, BT388HU, BT388HY, BT388HZ, BT388PD, BT388PE, BT388PF, BT388PG, BT388PH, BT388PJ, BT388PQ, BT388TL, BT388WN, BT388YF, BT388ZJ, BT389AE, BT389LH, BT389LJ, BT389LL, BT389LN, BT389LP, BT389LR, BT389LS, BT389LT, BT389LU, BT389LW, BT389LX, BT389LY, BT389LZ, BT389NA, BT389NB, BT389ND, BT389NE, BT389NF, BT389NG, BT389NH, BT389NJ, BT389NL, BT389NN, BT389NP, BT389NQ, BT389NR, BT389NS, BT389NT, BT389NU, BT389NW, BT389NX, BT389NZ, BT389PB, BT389PH, BT389PJ, BT389PL, BT389PP, BT389PS, BT389PT, BT389PU, BT389PX, BT389QA, BT389QB, BT389QD, BT389QE, BT389QF, BT389QG, BT389QJ, BT389QL, BT389QN, BT389QP, BT389QQ, BT389QR, BT389QW, BT389RN, BT389RS, BT389RT, BT389RU, BT389RW, BT389RX, BT389RY, BT389RZ, BT389SA, BT389SB, BT389SD, BT389SE, BT389SF, BT389SG, BT389SH, BT389SQ, BT389TG, BT389TJ, BT389TS, BT389XY, BT389XZ, BT403SN, BT389AE, BT389LH, BT389LJ, BT389LL, BT389LN, BT389LP, BT389LR, BT389LS, BT389LT, BT389LU, BT389LW, BT389LX, BT389LY, BT389LZ, BT389NA, BT389NB, BT389ND, BT389NE, BT389NF, BT389NG, BT389NH, BT389NJ, BT389NL, BT389NN, BT389NP, BT389NQ, BT389NR, BT389NS, BT389NT, BT389NU, BT389NW, BT389NX, BT389NZ, BT389PB, BT389PH, BT389PJ, BT389PL, BT389PP, BT389PS, BT389PT, BT389PU, BT389PX, BT389QA, BT389QB, BT389QD, BT389QE, BT389QF, BT389QG, BT389QJ, BT389QL, BT389QN, BT389QP, BT389QQ, BT389QR, BT389QW, BT389RN, BT389RS, BT389RT, BT389RU, BT389RW, BT389RX, BT389RY, BT389RZ, BT389SA, BT389SB, BT389SD, BT389SE, BT389SF, BT389SG, BT389SH, BT389SQ, BT389TG, BT389TJ, BT389TS, BT389XY, BT389XZ and BT403SN.

The work is due to be completed this afternoon (Wednesday).

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Meanwhile, Mid and East Antrim Borough Council has struck business and household rates for the next financial year aimed at boosting economic recovery from the Covid-19 pandemic.

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