Donegal County Councils water emergency phone-line needs to be reviewed

Donegal County Councils Director of Water has admitted that the authority’s Emergency Phone line for people affected by the water crisis needs to be looked at.

Since the thaw began at the weekend, thousands of pipes are believed to have burst across the county, many of which have not been detected. Donegal County Council is continuing to implement widespread restrictions at night in a bid to preserve supplies, with details available at and the council’s own website

People without supplies at all, or with bursts or other problems to report are being urged to contact the council’s emergency line at 074 91 72399. However, Highland Radio has been receriving numerous calls reporting that the line is not being answered.

The councils Director of Water, Joe Peoples, told Frank Galligan on todays Shaun Doherty Show, that the current phone system needs to be reviewed: