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Magherafelt gets wise to water waste

Published: Tue, 21 Oct 2014
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Our staff in Magherafelt with NI Water staff and local community groups.
Magherafelt water butts
Community groups in Magherafelt are being encouraged to get water efficient.
Our staff in Magherafelt have teamed up with NI Water to encourage water efficiency in community allotments and gardens in the area.
Community groups recently visited our offices where they were given a presentation from NI Water’s Environmental Policy Unit on how to be more water efficient in in the garden and at home.
The groups, PRAXIS, Glenburn Park Residents Association, Killowen Drive Community Association and Lower Castledawson Community Association, also received free 120 litre waterbutts.
Declan McAllister, manager of our Magherafelt office said:
“We are delighted to have been involved in this partnership approach with NI Water. We have been working with many of our community groups to create community growing spaces, allotments and gardens so water efficiency is an important element in maintaining those areas.”
Anna Marshall, Outreach and Learning Officer for NI Water, said:
“The free water butts are a key part of our water efficiency campaign. With over 85,000 litres of rainwater collecting on the roofs of homes in Northern Ireland every year, waterbutts are the perfect way to water your garden as rainwater is full of natural goodness that plants love.”
For more information on how to save water in your everyday life, please visit or for further information on the scheme please contact’