Thousands of homes across the country were left flooded during last winter’s freezing conditions when pipes froze.
But the new project, which heats the pipes when the temperature goes below zero, could see an end to the problem.
The pilot project is being rolled out in the coming days at 40 houses at Emmet Park in Castlefin where homes were left without water for up to five weeks last winter.
A specially designed cable fitted with a thermostat will be installed in the service pipes of the housing estate.
Once a reduction in temperature is detected then the pipe is warmed preventing freezing.
Donegal County Council has said that if the project works then it will be rolled out in housing estates across the region.
Local county councillor Patrick McGowan paid tribute to the idea.
“This is a great initiative. We all saw the suffering many people experienced last winter and many winters before because of burst pipes.
“Hopefully this is the answer and the county council have really followed up on this as a solution,” he said.