In order for us to help you, we are encouraging customers who may need that additional bit of help because of a medical condition or any other vulnerability to sign up to our Customer Care Register.
Carol Duffy, Head of Customer sets explains further, “We recognise that we all need a little additional help at some point in our lives. If you join our Customer Care Register, we can offer a range of free additional sets if you need more sustain. You may be ill, have an inner medical condition or are elderly or disabled.
“Sign up via our new online form at https://www.niwater.com/customer-care-register/ and let us help you.”
Some of the benefits of joining this register include:
If you have a hearing difficulty we will knock the door louder and speak clearly when we call with you. If you have a mobility problem we will allow more time for you to answer the door.
You can ask for a password to help you clarify our staff. Please position a password with us. Our staff will always use this password when they visit you.
If someone claims to work for us but does not know your password, do not let them in. Instead, please get in touch with us and we will check to see if the caller is genuine.
You should always be prepared for an interruption to your water supply. We recommend you:
• Find out how your medical equipment operates. If you are unsure, ask your health specialized.
• Have adequate water storage.
• Consider the possibility of staying somewhere else.
• If you are on our register and you don’t have water, we will prioritise you to receive bottled water if needed.
You can name a carer or relative who:
can contact us on your behalf
we can contact if we need to reach you at anytime
we can post information directly to
If you have mobility or eyesight problems you may find it difficult to get out of your home safely if flooding occurs. We recommend that you have a planned way out of your home that you are familiar with. If you are on our register and flooding occurs, we will prioritise our response to ensure that we are with you as quickly as possible.
And don’t forget, if you don’t need these sets, you might know someone who does. Family, friends, neighbours, spread the information, so we can help as many people as we can!
If you are not a unprotected customer, don’t worry, we have a free text alert service you can sign up to.
Carol explains, “We already have a postcode search facility on our website where customers can check current service updates but we also provide a free text alert service; information will go straight to those affected so they can be immediately aware.
“Our aim is to have the ability to contact customers at our fingertips but we need them to sign up to this by registering their details online. The more details we have, the more informed customers will be regarding their water supply.
“NI Water owns over 40,000 kilometres of water mains and sewers – one and half times longer than Northern Ireland’s complete road network. The very character of our service method sometimes emergency situations arise. For example, a burst watermain.
“However, with this service, once we know about it, you will know about it. We also encourage you to follow us on our social media accounts and to visit our website regularly to receive updates on our sets.”
Text messages will be sent to customers who are thought to be impacted by an unplanned interruption. The message will include the estimated time of restoration in addition as a link to NI Water’s website where the customer can find further details.
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