Council announces planned reservoir shutdowns as water problems persist

As problems with water supplies are reported around the Donegal, householders and keyholders
are being urged to check unoccupied houses and premises for burst pipes and if necessary, shut off and drain the water system.

The plan now is to shut down reservoirs on a phased basis throughout the night to allow supplies build up again.

The planned interruptions in service tonight will be as follows -

All reservoirs in the Donegal and Stranorlar Electoral Areas will be shut down from 8 o'clock until 9 o'clock tomorrow morning.

In the Glenties Electoral Area, there will be severe interruptions from 8 o'clock tonight to 8 o'clock tomorrow morning in the Rosses and Gweedore, Gorthork and Cloghaneely, and the areas around Creeslough and Fintown.

In the Letterkenny Electoral Area, there will be severe interruptions from 8 o'clock tonight to 8 o'clock tomorrow morning in the Downings and Churchill areas.

In Inishowen, there will be severe interruptions from 8 o'clock tonight to 8 o'clock tomorrow morning in the areas of Carndonagh, Malin Head and Cashelcraw.

Meanwhile, serious problems continue with supplies in East Inishowen, with the council struggling to provide supplies in Moville, Redcastle, Muff, Quigley's Point, Ishkaheen, Drumhaggart, and Sappagh.

More disruptions are forecast for these areas, with a tanker deployed at Muff Hall until 10 o'clock tonight, and again from 10am tomorrow morning.