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04/12/2020

Utility Companies Partner To Ensure Property Owners Are Prepared For Winter

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Four of Northern Ireland's utility companies have joined forces to launch a campaign which aims to ensure property owners across the region are ready and prepared for winter.

NIE Networks, Northern Ireland Water, Openreach and Phoenix Natural Gas have teamed up for the 9th year running.

Over the last nine years, the four companies have worked together to support the public over the winter period, sharing advice and guidance on how to ensure your home or property is prepared for any adverse weather that may impact on services, and this year is no different.

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Mairead Meyer, Director of Openreach in Northern Ireland and Chair of the Joint Utilities Working Group said: "As we all know the winter season in Northern Ireland can bring unpredictable weather and this can impact on the services we provide to home and property owners right across the region. In the coming weeks all four companies will be issuing helpful information on our social media channels and websites as well as through other media channels like local papers to make sure that people know what to do and who to contact if any problems arise at their property.

"Since the outbreak of Covid-19, more people are now working, learning, and spending time with their loved ones at home – so it has never been as important for all four companies to work in partnership to ensure we keep everyone connected to vital services. Our teams of engineers, which have a combined total of more than 3,400 people, have all been granted keyworker status and have been working tirelessly to make sure this happens and they will continue to do so over the winter months and beyond."

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