Essential water mains rehabilitation works to safeguard supply in Wolfe Tone Place, Letterkenny

07 June 2022

Irish Water is working in partnership with Donegal County Council to safeguard the water supply for homes and businesses in Wolfe Tone Place, Letterkenny, Co. Donegal. 

Essential water mains rehabilitation works are scheduled to take place from 7pm tomorrow Wednesday 8 June, until 2am Thursday 9 June. During the works, customers in Wolfe Tone Place and surrounding areas may experience temporary, intermittent low pressure and/or water outages. Typically, it takes two to three hours following restoration time for normal supply to be fully restored to all areas.

Speaking about the works, Declan Cawley, Leakage Reduction Programme Regional Lead with Irish Water said: “Irish Water understands that this type of work can be inconvenient and, working in partnership with Donegal County Council, we will make every effort to minimise the disruption that these necessary works may cause. 

Declan added: “Customers may experience some temporary discolouration of water following the works and occasionally issues such as internal airlocks may arise. For advice on clearing discoloration and airlocks, visit www.water.ie/water-supply/supply-issues/following-an-outage.”  

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 and Donegal County Council regret any inconvenience caused. 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 the Supply and Service Updates section of our website.

Irish Water has invested over €500 million between 2017 and 2021 to reduce leakage and replace old pipes on the public water network. We are investing a further €250 million every year up to the end of 2030. Fixing leaks can be complicated but we are making progress. In 2018 the rate of leakage nationally was 46%, by the end of 2021 it was reduced to 38%. We are on track to achieve a national leakage rate of 25% by the end of 2030.

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.