County Manager addresses “unprecedented” water problems

Donegal County Manager Michael Mc Loone has said the water crisis which is affecting the county is unprecedented in its scope, with sparodic leaks all over the county.

Mr Mc Loone says reservoir shutdowns similar to those carried out last night will be put into effect again tonight, and said that extra staff have been called in to deal with the problems.

He repeated earlier calls from engineers to people not to use the emergency line to seek information, and said the council's own website will be updated and regular updates will be posted through the media.

He also pledging to ensure that the emergency line, which is currently routed through a call centre in Cork, is answered as quickly as possible, and sais regular updates will be given through the media, and posted on the council's own website www.donegalcoco.ie

Meanwhile, after tankers were sent to Muff again today to address shortages there, a tanker was deployed in Lifford this evening to serve the Croghan Heights area which had been without water for a long period.