Faughan supplies 60% of water

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The share of Londonderry’s total annual water supply, which is taken from the River Faughan, has increased from 54 per cent to 60 per cent over the past seven years.

“The percentage of water supplied to the Londonderry area by water abstracted from the River Faughan in each of the two years since my last response was as follows: 2013/14 - 60 per cent; 2014/15 - 60 per cent,” said Water Minister Danny Kennedy.

The Minister previously advised Green MLA Steven Agnew: “I have been advised by Northern Ireland Water that the percentage of water supplied to the Londonderry area during the past five years, by water abstracted from the River Faughan, is as detailed below: 2008/09 - 54 per cent; 2009/10 - 57 per cent; 2010/11 - 60 per cent; 2011/12 per cent - 60 per cent; 2012/13 - 63 per cent.”