Fermanagh and Omagh District Council joins the Refillution

19th June 2019

Fermanagh and Omagh District Council is supporting Northern Ireland Water’s new Refillution campaign, aimed at encouraging everyone to commit to refilling a reusable water bottle with our world-class tap water and stop buying single use plastic bottles.

To coincide with National Refill Day, 19th June, NI Water is launching its own campaign locally, ‘Refillution.’ Northern Ireland uses 145 million single use plastic bottles every year. By switching to a reusable bottle, people can help turn the tide in helping to reduce plastic waste.

Chair of Fermanagh and Omagh District Council, Councillor Siobhán Currie, said:

“Fermanagh and Omagh District Council is committed to supporting sustainable practices to safeguard future generations and is pleased to support NI Water’s Refillution campaign which aims to reduce the use of single use plastics which have a negative environmental impact.”

With drinking water now at the highest quality on record – our drinking water is 99% pure – staying hydrated and reducing plastic waste is a win-win for everyone.

Angela Halpenny, Northern Ireland Water Head of Environmental Regulation says:

“We are delighted Fermanagh and Omagh District Council are supporting our campaign and taking the Refill message right across their District. On National Refill day, we welcome all our Councils, agencies and stakeholders to join us, by encouraging everyone to switch to refilling a reusable water bottle from the tap.”

The water industry has a strong focus on the environment and is committed to tackling the problems caused by plastic bottles which block up our rivers and drains, and pollute our seas.

Get involved! Just hashtag #Jointherefillution #Refillution @niwnews @JoinRefillution and start sharing with your friends!

For more information about the campaign visit www.niwater.com/refillution.