Mr. John D. Taylor
To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what action is proposed by the Water Service to cure the problem of dirty water at East street, Donaghadee; and when he expects this action to be taken 
§ Mr. Moss
Responsibility for the subject in question has been delegated to the Water Service under its chief executive, Mr. H. R. F. Plester. I have asked him to arrange for a reply to be given.653W
Letter from H. R. F. Plester to Mr. John D. Taylor, dated 5 February 1997:
Mr. Moss has asked me to reply to your parliamentary question about dirty water at East Street, Donaghadee.
On 4 March 1996, in response to complaints about discoloured water, the Water Service provided an additional hydrant on the watermain at East Street, Donaghadee, and established a schedule for routine flushing of the main to remove any build up of natural sediment, which can be a cause of discolouration. There have been no complaints about discoloured water in the area since mid-1996.
The Water Service is satisfied that its programme of routine mains flushing will maintain the quality of water to a satisfactory standard and it will monitor the situation at East Street, Donaghadee. If any complaint about discoloured water has been brought to your attention I will be pleased to have it investigated.