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Gildernew urges resolution of NI Water dispute

Published: 17 January, 2015


Sinn Féin MP Michelle Gildernew has said efforts to end the current industrial dispute, which has left 1,200 homes without water in County Tyrone this weekend must be intensified.

Speaking this evening, Ms Gildernew says:

"Up to 10,000 customers in Fermanagh and Tyrone experienced cuts to their water supply in the past week.

"More than a thousand homes have been left without a water supply in Tyrone this weekend.

"Access to water is one of the most basic human needs.

"The disruption to water services and the hardship caused to the families affected is being compounded by the current harsh weather.

"I am urging NI Water, the Regional Development minister Danny Kennedy and the unions to redouble their efforts to find an early resolution to this dispute so that no family is left without access to water." ENDS