Water may be restricted as supplies again run low

Donegal County Council is reporting an increase in demand on a number of water supplies in the county coinciding with the current cold weather conditions which could lead to water being restricted.

Taps left running,  burst mains which have not yet been located and leakage in private properties is being blamed for an increase in demand.

During the big freeze over last Christmas, similar problems resulted in diminished water levels which led to water being switched off in most areas of the county on a nightly bases.

Senior Engineer with Donegal County Council, Con McLaughlin says if current demand keeps up, a policy of water restriction is inevitable: