Latest: Coalisland area still suffering interruption to water supply

Industrial action suspended at NI Water
Industrial action suspended at NI Water

Following the news that homes in some parts of Coalisland, Clonoe and Killen are suffering disruption to their water supplies, Mid Ulster MP Francie Molloy told the Times that NI Water are hoping to have the problem solved by 12noon on Thursday.

The public representative said he has been liaising with NI Water staff, and that when he asked when the water would be turned back on “they were saying first of all 3pm today”.

“We have been complaining that they haven’t got a tanker on site,” he said, before adding, “NIW have said it’s extended to 12 noon tomorrow. The reason is that they still haven’t located the fault.”

It is understood that some homes have been without water since Tuesday.

Local councillor, Linda Dillon, has also been liaising with people living in the Killen, Lisnastraine Road and Meenagh Park areas of Coalisland.

The Sinn Fein representative said: “NIWater have been unable to locate where the burst is but are currently rezoning in order to get water supply back on for as many customers as possible while they continue to try to locate burst and carry out repairs.

“I will update residents as soon as I have any further news. I can be contacted in the office on 02887748689.”

The Times has contacted NI Water for an update on the situation and is currently awaiting a response.