Major burst on the main water line in Quigleys Point

 

There's been a major burst on the main water line in Quigleys Point.

Water is being directed from other sources to surrounding areas but it's understood that the centre of the village will without water until late afternoon.

Cathaoirleach of the Inishowen Municipal District Cllr. Jack Murray says it's a huge inconvenience to residents there:

Meanwhile Irish Water admits it's unclear about the state of its pipes and says there aren't enough spare parts in case of emergency.

The utility company has just published a report into a mass supply failure in the North East this summer.

It found that it didn't act fast enough to fix the burst at the Staleen treatment plant which left nearly 100-thousand homes and businesses without water for almost a week.

Jerry Grant is Irish Water's Managing Director: