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3/3/2018 - Customers being asked to turn off taps and conserve water

Irish Water working in partnership with Donegal County Council is advising customers that due to the extremely cold weather conditions and exceptionally high usage, water treatment plants are struggling to keep up with water supply demands. 


Customers are being asked to stop running taps and conserve water to avoid reservoirs emptying and water pressure to homes and businesses being affected.


Due to unprecedented demand night time restrictions are being placed on the Lough Mourne water supply from 12 midnight to 7am tomorrow (Saturday) to allow reservoirs to refill.


High demand is also being registered in the follow water supply schemes: Letterkenny, Milford, Fanad East, Fanad West, Pollan Dam, Inishowen West Meendoran, East Inishowen, Buncrana, Frosses Inver, Donegal Eske, Owenteskina, Rosses Regional, and Lettermacaward  due to, more than likely, taps being left running in peoples’ properties and on farms.


Irish Water is urging customers to conserve water by not running dishwashers or washing machines where possible and taking showers instead of baths.


Information on dealing with frozen pipes is available on and water supply updates are available at


Irish Water and Donegal County Council would like to thank customers in advance for their co-operation in conserving water at this critical time.

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