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1,200 homes without water in Omagh

Strike action at NI Water has disrupted the water supply again - leaving 1,200 properties cut off in the Omagh area.

The industrial action, which has already hit Tyrone and Fermanagh, is now affecting those served by the Loughmacrory Water Treatment Works.

Areas affected include Carrickmore, Dungannon (Sultan Road), Glenhull, Greencastle, Loughmacrory, Mountfield, Omagh (Camcosy Road, Gorticashel Road, Cairn Road, Cloghan Road, Fernagh Road, Green Road, Striff Lane), Pomeroy (Camlough Road and Loughmallon Road) and Sixmilecross.

Customers are advised to visit niwater.com and use the postcode search to check if they are affected.

NI Water says it has has mobilised all resources at its disposal to deal with this latest incident, however, due to the limited resources available out of hours and because of severe weather conditions in this area, its response has been restricted.

"Should any of our customers be out of supply for more than 24 hours, we will endeavour to provide alternative water supplies, details of which will become available on our website," it said in a statement.

"NI Water fully recognises this is a frustrating experience for our customers, and can assure them we are doing everything possible to restore water supplies as quickly as possible.

"NI Water would like to once again thank our customers for their continued patience whilst this problem is being resolved.

"Unfortunately though, with 26,000kms of watermains, 15,000kms of sewers and literally thousands of pumping stations and treatment works to monitor, it was virtually inevitable there will be interruptions to services to our customers."

A Major Incident regime is in place and negotiations are ongoing with Trade Unions in an effort to resolve the dispute.

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