A Donegal County Councillor is calling on Irish Water to provide answers to the Lettermacaward community following a month of water issues.
2,200 customers in the Lettermacaward area have been advised to boil all drinking water since 12th August.
With electricity bills soaring, Cllr Michael Cholm Mac Giolla Easbuig said that people are struggling financially to keep up with the measures.
He said: “The boil water notice is going on too long. I am calling on Irish Water to send a representative to our Glenties MD meeting this Tuesday and explain why this is going on so long.”
Irish Water said the issue stems from “operational difficulties” at the Lettermacaward Water Treatment Plant which is affecting supply to customers in the Lettermacaward, Portnoo, Rossbeg, Cleangort, Doochary, Meenacross, Dooey, Glenties Road, Maghery and Falmore areas.
Cllr Mac Giolla Easbuig said he fears that the company is not being forthright about how long the notice will be in place.
The latest update from Irish Water on Friday said: “We are continuing to work closely with Donegal County Council and the HSE to monitor the supply and lift the notice as quickly as it is safe to do so and safeguard the supply for the future. Work to clean the clarification unit and replace filter media which are integral components of the water treatment process is ongoing and is likely to continue throughout September.”