Residents in the city of Groningen and the nearby towns of Haren and Eelde are reporting water pressure issues.
Translation by Traci White
UPDATE: 3:08 p.m.
Waterbedrijf Groningen has determined that the water pressure problems are originating from their production location at De Punt in Drenthe. “That is why water is not being properly transported to homes in Groningen, Haren and a section of Paterswolde. We will now try and determine the cause of the problem and, more importantly, how to solve it.”
Original story follows below:
According to Waterbedrijf Groningen, water pressure levels are abnormally low in Groningen, Haren and Eelde. The Groninger Internet Courant reports that the company posted on Twitter that they have not yet identified the cause of the issues, and cannot say how long the problem will persist.
We zijn op de hoogte van drukklachten (minder water) in de omgeving van de stad Groningen. We zijn druk bezig met het uitzoek van de oorzaak. We houden u op de hoogte zodra duidelijk is wat er aan de hand is. Excuses voor het ongemak.
— Waterbedrijf Gr. (@Waterbedrijf) July 16, 2018
Reports across Groningen of either no water at all or noticeably low water pressure have been posted on Facebook and Twitter, including the Noorderplantsoen, UMCG, Zernike, the Herestraat, the Westerhaven, and the central train station. Although a disruption was posted on the Waterbedrijf site in the Frisian town of Grijpskerk, it is not clear if that issue is related. Waterbedrijf Groningen’s communications department says they are currently investigating the cause of the issue, but they suspect that the problem is occurring somewhere to the south of the city. The company will post updates on their Facebook page and website as they determine the scope and reason for the water problems.