Hundreds of householders and business owners in and around Falcarragh are without water again following a burst pipe in the Rocktown area.
Irish Water are currently at the scene addressing the issue.
It is expected that the normal supply will return around 5pm on Saturday.
Earlier this month Irish Water held a constructive meeting with elected officials from the Gortahork and Falcarragh area to discuss the utility’s plans to replace two sections of water pipes that are prone to frequent bursts.
Councillors were told that Irish Water is committed to delivering water improvement works in Falcarragh and financial approval has been given to progress this through the National Leakage Reduction Programme.
Roisin Gallagher, the owner of Roisin’s Beauty Bar, said her business couldn’t afford to wait till October for new pipes to be installed.
” (It was a) booked out day with communions and weddings and we will lose a full day again due to the neglect we are receiving from Irish water.
“We can’t afford to wait until autumn for this new system with how frequent we are losing water.
“We can’t deal with the stress of going through a full busy summer losing days and disappointing customers.”
Another business owner said Irish Water were failing the people in the Cloughaneely area.
Batch Donegal said on Facebook: ‘This issue is way to frequent and is putting businesses in this town under serious pressure.
‘We are losing hundred’s if not thousand’s of euro each time this happens and we are not receiving any compensation or support whatsoever.
‘Irish Water give no warnings of outages and we have to wait until our taps run dry to know that we will be without water.
‘By the time this happens we have food baked and prepared for the day and most of this then has to be discarded. They have been of no help any time I have been on the phone to them.
‘I have left numerous requests for a callback and sent many emails to which I have got no reply.
‘We are being failed here in Falcarragh.’