Sea water contamination which affected properties on the Isle of Man almost cost £12,000 overall to fix.
Manx Utilities chairman Dr Alex Allinson MHK responded to a written question asked by Lawrie Hooper MHK about how much the cost was of dealing with the seawater contamination between Church Street and North Quay, Douglas during December last year.
Installation of a temporary non‐return valve, bottled water provision, network operations, response team costs and sundries amounted to £11,760.00.
It was due to sea water being pumped back into the fresh supply, while the Steam Packet Company washed the ferry Ben-my-Chree, entering the area's system.
Investigations into contamination of water supply in the capital of the Isle of Man last week have revealed the cause.
Properties between Church Street and North Quay in Douglas were not able to use water for drinking, cooking or washing since Friday.
It was due to sea water being pumped back into the fresh supply, during a routine procedure washing the ferry Ben-my-Chree, entering the area's system.
The Steam Packet Company said it has never happened before, and that it was a 'genuine accident.'
Residents were told on Friday evening that the issue had been resolved.