Water shortage continues to be a problem

Many local authorities across the country have started to ration public water supplies due to burst pipes and a rise in demand, a practice Donegal County Council has engaged for a number of weeks.

In its latest update Donegal County Council says that water supplies throughout the county are experiencing extremely high demands following the commencement of the thaw.

Last night supply was switched off throughout the Lough Mourne area, Rosses Regional supply area, Falcarragh  and Creeslough  areas, and parts of East Inishowen.

The council's latest bulletin outlines a number of planned closures for tonight (Tues). They are as follows -

Glenties electoral area

  • Falcarragh Area will be off from 8pm to 8am tonight
  • Gweedore and Brinalack Area will be off from 8pm to 8am tonight
  • Kincasslagh Area in particular from Keadue Cross Roads to Kincasslagh Village will be off from 8pm to 8am
  • Burtonport to Dungloe will be off from 8pm to 8am tonight
  • In Ardara the Killybegs road, Loughrous Point and Narin Road will be off from 8pm to 8am tonight

Stranorlar electoral areas where supply will be off overnight

  • Lifford
  • Convoy
  • Raphoe
  • Twin towns
  • Drumkeen
  • Liscooley
  • Rosgier
  • Cavan Hill
  • Porthall
  • Tievebrack
  • Ballinacorr
  • Glenelly (Castlefinn)
  • Cross-border supplies of Alt (Castlefinn) and Meenreagh

The following areas currently have disruption to supply.

  • Parts of Moville, Cooley, Drung and Iskaheen in east Inishowen
  • Parts of the Frosses – Inver supply area, Donegal Area
  • Parts of Fanad, Letterkenny Area

Supply to the Letterkenny town and surrounding areas is also experiencing very high demand, which may cause some areas at high level to experience interruptions to supply.

There are disruptions to supply in all areas of the county with the west and south experiencing some of the worst difficulties.

The council is again urging the public to check taps and service lines at home, in outbuildings and in fields, and in vacant premises.