The Bundoran Water treatment plant is located adjacent to Lough Melvin serving 6,000 customers in the areas of Bundoran Town and environs, Loughside (Co. Leitrim) and surrounding areas.
Following incessant rain over the last 36 hours from Storm Desmond, water levels at Lough Melvin have risen to an unprecedented level and as a result breached flood defences around the Bundoran Water Treatment Plant.
With the treatment plant flooded ESB disconnected mains power as a safety precaution last night.
Water was turned off to sections of the Bundoran network and other parts were supplied from an alternative source to conserve supply. Further interruptions will occur from 2:00pm today and will affect the entire Bundoran supply area.
Customers may experience low pressure or loss of supply over the coming days and are
asked to conserve water until the plant is returned to full operations. Irish Water would like to acknowledge and thank Donegal LA staff and the ESB for their continuing efforts whilst working under difficult conditions.
Customers are advised to view the outage section or alternatively contact its customer service call centre at 1890 278 278 for updates.