NI Water issue warning over fire hydrants

Northern Ireland Water are calling on vandals who are opening fire hydrants to stop.

Hydrants have been abused over the last few days.

An NI Water spokesperson pointed out that, “We need youths to stop opening the hydrants. Some may see it as ‘harmless fun’ by kids, trying to cool off during hot weather, but the reality is as they play in the water, homes and businesses are suffering as a result.

“In the past, we have had to call in extra staff to attend the open hydrants.”

NI Water is asking communities to say ‘No’ to this behaviour and report vandalism to the PSNI or Waterline on 08457 440088.