Irish Water and Donegal County Council have made significant progress dealing with recent disruption to the operation of Bundoran Water Treatment Plant, following a severe flooding incident last week when the plant was submerged in over half a metre of water as a result of Storm Desmond. The plant is now back in operation and producing fully treated water for the Bundoran area, following a significant clean up and emergency repair operation by Irish Water working with Donegal County Council throughout last week and through the weekend.
Last week, drinking water was supplied to the Bundoran area from Ballyshannon Water Supply Scheme and from neighbouring counties of Leitrim and Fermanagh (with the assistance of Northern Ireland Water) to minimise the disruption to customers in the affected area. Tankered water supplies were also provided by Irish Water to customers without a water supply in Bundoran.
The plant is now back in operation but there are still major works to be carried out to ensure security of water supply and prevent further disruptions.
Most customers now have a normal water supply but any who are still experiencing outages can call the Irish Water customer service call centre on 1890 278 278 to report faults or issues or can check for water supply and service updates here.
Irish Water apologises to all customers affected by this incident and thanks them for their patience and co-operation while supplies were disrupted. Irish Water and Donegal County Council remain on site to complete remaining repair work as soon as possible.
Irish Water would like to thank the staff of Donegal County Council, Northern Ireland Water, Leitrim County Council, Sligo County Council, the EPA, HSE and the ESB for their continuing assistance in dealing with this on-going incident.