As temperatures hit 32C in Falcarragh this afternoon, the council appealed to people not to waste water and announced restrictions in the Stranorlar Electoral Area
“Due to the current dry spell and in order to ensure reservoir replenishment and continuity of water supply for peak periods, Donegal County Council is putting in place water restrictions during off peak periods starting tonight the 9h July 2013 until further notice,” said a council spokeswoman.
“It is proposed that the areas supplied from the following reservoirs/ distribution mains will be switched off during the off peak period 10.00pm to 07.00am to facilitate replenishment of storage reservoirs for normal day time/ peak supply:
· Tievebrack Reservoir – above Castlefin/ Castlederg Road/Bellalt/Meenlogher.
· Gleneely Reservoir – above Crossroads and Knock/ Kinlitter, Lismullaghduff,Sallywood area
I also wish to advise that there will also be water restrictions from 10pm this evening to 7am tomorrow morning in areas supplied from Ballynacor Reservoir (i.e. Edenamoghil/Monellan/ Ballinman areas).
She added: “Donegal County Council would like to thank the public for their co-operation and for their continuing efforts to conserve water.”