10 December 2015 Go back to News
Bundoran Water Treatment Plant - Update (10th Dec)
Irish Water and Donegal County Council continue to implement their major incident plan following the flooding of the Bundoran Water Treatment Plant which still remains out of action. A clean-up operation is underway and Irish Water is currently assessing the damage to the treatment plant which has been caused by flood waters.
While it is Irish Water’s priority to restore normal operations as soon as possible, no timeline can be given at this stage. Irish Water will provide further updates tomorrow 11 December 2015.
Temporary operational changes to the water supply network are on-going to keep customers in supply. These changes are under constant review so that Irish Water can maintain a safe supply of water to the vast majority of customers who are normally served from the Bundoran Water Treatment Plant.
All customers may experience intermittent / no-supply at times, particularly in the following areas;
• The Ross, Bundoran
• Rathmore to Lissacholly
• Loughside Group Scheme (Co. Leitrim)
• Lareen to Edenvella
For people experiencing water outages, Mobile Water Tankers and Standpipes are located at strategic points throughout the Bundoran network. Please note that water taken from these tankers and the standpipe whilst fully treated and safe to drink, must be boiled before use.
The tanker locations are as follows:
• Bowser Location No. 1: Sea Front Carpark, Astoria Road
• Bowser Location No. 2: Central Lane Car Park
• Bowser Location No. 3: Old Tullaghan Road, Magheracar
• Bowser Location No. 4: BMG Hardware, Access Road
• Bowser Location No. 5: Derrynaseer, Co. Leitrim (adjacent to school)
• Standpipe Location: Market Yard, Ballyshannon (adjacent to fire station)
Customers may experience low pressure or loss of supply over the coming days and are asked to report any such occurrences to the Irish Water customer service call centre on 1890 278 278.
Customers are requested to conserve water and check their premises for leaks.
Irish Water would like to apologise to all customers affected by this incident.
Irish Water would like to thank Donegal LA staff, Northern Ireland Water, Leitrim County Council, Sligo County Council, EPA, HSE and the ESB for their continuing efforts with dealing with this on-going incident.