Update on Bundoran Treatment Plant

 

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National Utility approach by Irish Water has allowed for temporary emergency water supply from neighbouring counties including County Fermanagh through co-operation with Northern Ireland Water.

Irish Water and Donegal County Council continue to implement their major incident plan following the major flooding of the Bundoran Water Treatment Plant which still remains non-operational. Irish water would like to assure all customers that the situation at the treatment plant is under constant review considering the current weather conditions where further intense rainfall is expected over the next number of days.

Irish Water can confirm that the flood waters at the Bundoran Water Treatment Plant have been pumped off site and that the temporary flood defence wall has been reinforced. Further to these works a clean-up operation is currently underway to facilitate an assessment by engineering staff on the condition of key process treatment plant and equipment affected by flood waters.

Operational changes to the network have been undertaken as part of this major incident plan to keep customers in supply where possible. These temporary changes are under constant review to maintain normal standards of service to the vast majority of customers who are normally served from the Bundoran Water Treatment Plant. However, customers in the following areas may experience intermittent/no-supply during peak periods of demand;