FOLLOWING SEVERE WEATHER PERIOD – DONEGAL COUNTY COUNCIL WATER SUPPLY UPDATE
Demand for water remains high throughout the County affecting storage. As a result water supply will be restricted tonight in the areas noted below,
Whilst these are planned shut downs to conserve water – the public are reminded that other areas may be interrupted at anytime to facilitate repairs to mainsWater supplies will be restricted in the following areas from 10:00pm until 8:00am
(these restrictions arise from burst watermains which are being repaired) Water Service staff are currently responding to burst water mains
in the Gortahork area which will affect local service until later in
afternoonNo Planned overnight restrictions to water suppliesWater supplies will be restricted in the following areas from 6:00pm until 8:00amConvoy
Planned overnight restrictions to public water supplies (Saturday 1st January 2011)
GLENTIES ELECTORAL AREA
Leittermacaward to Dungloe
Ardara to Kilclooney
DONEGAL ELECTORAL AREA
STRANORLAR ELECTORAL AREA
Ballybofey and Stranorlar – supply will also be turned off to the Twin Towns from midnight until 8.00am each nightNo Planned overnight restrictions to water supplies There may be interruptions in the Quigley’s Point / Drung / Iskaheen
areas where demand remains very high.
Water Service staff continue to check locally for losses. That said there
is presently no planned restrictions to supplies in that area overnight. Water Service staff are currently responding to burst water mains in the
Carrigans area which will affect local service until later in the dayNo Planned overnight restrictions to water supplies
The important message here is that we wish to continue our appeal to the public to help eliminate wastage and conserve water we are seeking key holders of all types of properties where water may be lost to return and check for losses
INISHOWEN ELECTORAL AREA
LETTERKENNY ELECTORAL AREA
Water Conservation Appeal
The Council are very actively involved throughout the county responding to bursts on watermains, however the sooner we get that level of buy-in from the public the sooner we can reduce the exceptional demand for water and return to normality
We suspect the increased demand for water arises from
- taps left running
- burst mains which have not yet been located
- leakage in private properties
The Water Service in Donegal wish to appeal to the public to help us eliminate such wastage. This will help save water stored in reservoirs and avoid further shortages throughout the county .
With the experience from the widespread disruption last winter we are highlighting the following areas in particular where the public can help eliminate wastage of the public water supply:
Running taps – please avoid leaving taps running. This is counter productive and will run down available water in storage
Burst mains / leakage – any suspected leaks on watermains or wastage should be reported to the County Council at your local public services centre.
Vacant properties – please continue to check vacant properties where internal plumbing may be damaged by freezing conditions. Ideally the water supply to vacant buildings should be turned off and systems drained of all water, e.g. where members of the public who are going on holiday during the coming months, we would recommend that they turn off the water supply to their premises and drain all water out of the system before leaving the property.
Farming Community – we ask that you check all field connections and turn off leaking drinking troughs. This has proven to be a serious problem in rural areas in recent years. We also ask for your assistance in checking for burst pipes in farm buildings and burst hoses laying over ground. Essentially anywhere on the farm that water may be lost
Caravan Parks – another area that is often remote where plumbing may be exposed and water losses can be slow to appear, we appeal to all caravan park owners to turn off the water supply to eliminate wastage.
Once again the co-operation of every community is required if we are to avert widespread shortages in water supplies.