Belfast Telegraph

Wednesday 16 April 2014

Water crisis - Belfast Council offers free showers

Tempers flare as families queue for the last few crates of bottled water at NI Water in Ballymena

Belfast City Council has opened an emergency call centre for people affected by the current disruption to water supplies.

Belfast residents can call 0800 707 6965 for information on where to get water and what other assistance the council can give.

Emergency water supplies are available from three Belfast City Council leisure centres – Avoniel, Olympia and Whiterock. Subject to supplies being available from NI Water, there is a limit of 20 litres per person and householders must bring their own containers.

The council also is advising people to boil the water before drinking it.

Shower facilities are available, free of charge, at all Belfast City Council leisure centres, although Andersonstown and Avoniel currently are without mains supplies.

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