Crews mobilised to restore supply for customers in Bohanboy and Mullingar, Donegal

16 July 2022

Alternative water supply in Bohanboy

Irish Water is working with Donegal County Council to restore water as quickly as possible to all impacted customers following increased water demand in Bohanboy and Mullingar. Whilst every effort is being made to maintain supply to as many customers as possible the increase in demand is impacting the water supply in Bohanboy, Mullingar and surrounding areas.

Alternative water supply

An alternative water supply in the form of a bulk tanker will be located in Callaghan’s in Bohanboy, Killygordon from 2:30pm this afternoon. Customers are reminded to use their own containers when taking water from the tanker and to boil and cool the water before consumption as a precautionary measure.

Seamus O’Brien, Irish Water, commented: “Irish Water understands the inconvenience this outage may cause. We are appealing to the public in Bohanboy, Mullingar and surrounding areas to be mindful of how they use their water at home, as the temperature is set to soar this weekend. We are appealing to customers to help conserve water by not running taps needlessly, taking showers instead of baths and to postpone using dishwashers and washing machines where possible. Further information on water conservation is available on our website at www.water.ie/conserve.”

Vulnerable customers

Vulnerable customers who have registered with Irish Water receive direct communications from us for planned and unplanned outages lasting more than four hours.

Irish Water understands the inconvenience when an outage occurs and thanks customers for their patience while we work to restore normal supply to all impacted customers. The Irish Water customer care helpline is open 24/7 on 1800 278 278 and customers can also contact us on Twitter @IWCare with any queries. For updates please visit our Water Supply Updates section.

Irish Water is responsible for the delivery of all public water and wastewater services in Ireland. We are committed to continuously upgrading and developing critical infrastructure to support the growth needed in housing and across our economy, while protecting the environment and safeguarding water supplies.