No let-up in Donegal water crisis

The demand for water from the supply networks today 9th January remains above normal. The supply situation has stabilised around the county generally. The extremely low temperatures are causing an increased incidence of water outage due to frozen service pipes. Water Services Staff remain actively engaged in efforts to maintain supply.

The Lough Mourne supply area generally has stabilised. Reservoirs at Tievebrack, Ballinacor and Gleneely (Castlefin) will have their outflows turned off during the night hours of 9th / 10th. Supply may take some hours to reach all areas when turned on again. This practice enables affected areas to have a water supply during the day.

In Inishowen the situation has also stabilised. Supplies to Gleneely (Inishowen) village and to Cleenlagh / Ballymagan Group Water Scheme will be intermittent due to above normal demand.

There is anecdotal evidence of a large number of vacant premises around the county experiencing burst pipes and water damage. Keyholders for schools and other empty premises are urged to check these premises, to turn off supply and drain the system untill they are re-occupied. Regular council updates are available HERE