An emergency water supply has opened in Buncrana this morning after some rural residents were left without supply overnight.
A water outage has been affecting Meenagorey, Slavery, Ballynarry and surrounding areas of Buncrana since Sunday night.
As more disruptions are expected throughout today, Irish Water is making an alternative water supply available from 8am at the Umricam Filling Station.
Residents are being encouraged to bring their own sterilised containers to fill and boil the water before drinking.
Irish Water has confirmed that repair works are underway in the area and water supplies are expected to be restored by 4pm this afternoon.
Those who use the alternative water supply are being advised to boil the water before use: “Irish Water make every effort to ensure that the alternative drinking water supply provided and dispensing tap, are adequately disinfected.
“However, as it is not practical to provide sterilised containers for the public to transport drinking water from the tanker to their homes, we cannot guarantee that any containers used by the public do not negatively impact or contaminate the drinking water.
“Therefore, as a precautionary measure, it is recommended that any members of the public who obtain water from an alternative supply boil the water before use.”