Warning over sewer site vandalism

Vandals who have repeatedly targeted a NI Water site in Derry have been warned about the consequences of their actions.

NI Water say its site in the Kilfennan Valley Park area, where NI Water are currently undertaking essential Sewer Improvement Work, has been broken into on numerous occasions and fencing was damaged and machinery & materials were tampered with.

Fires were also started in the area.

NI Water’s Nigel McKee says such actions can have a serious impact on the local community.

“Vandals are breaking into deep well-secured excavations which are up to 5 metres deep. These excavations are extremely dangerous and contain dangerous chemicals.

“We would appeal to those involved to think about their behaviour and stop immediately. There is also the added risk that a serious accident could occur. Those breaking into our sites in the area are exposing themselves to unnecessary risks.”

To report an incident at any NI Water site, please phone Waterline on 08457 440088.