Statement On Water Supply Disruption In Belfast City Centre

Statement On Water Supply Disruption In Belfast City Centre

21 December 2016

Colin Neill, Chief Executive, Hospitality Ulster reacting to the developing situation on the water supply disruption to Belfast City Centre and its impact on the hospitality sector said:  


“We are aware of a developing situation in parts of the Belfast city centre where some business have had their water supply cut off due to a burst main. We understand that this has had a knock on effect and areas such as Great Victoria Street and Howard Street are some of the area reporting problems.”   


“We have been in contact with NI Water to stress the urgency of the situation.”


“This is now the most critical time of year for the hospitality sector and we need this issue resolved and the supply restored as swiftly as possible. The likes of pubs and restaurants in the area are booked out with Christmas customers and evening shift staff lined up.”


“We understand that these things can happen, but we need to know what the repair timescale will be so that decisions can be made in the next few hours before money is lost through customers being turned away at the door and staff having to return home after a wasted journey to work.”