18 March 2020 Go back to News
Water Outage- Falcarragh Thursday 19 March 2020
Possible disruptions to supply in Donegal, Thursday 19 March from 10am until 1pm
Irish Water wish to advise customers in Baile an Teampaill, Cluain Báire, An Dún Mór, Mín Doire Dhamh, An Fál Carrach and surrounding areas in Co. Donegal that as part of ongoing water main rehabilitation works being delivered there will be a disruption to water supply on Thursday 19 March from 10am until 1pm.
Customers have been notified and during these essential planned works homes and businesses in the affected areas may be impacted by reduced water pressure and water outages. Following these improvement works water supply may take 2-3 hours to return as water refills the network. This temporary disruption allows us to improve the overall security of water supply by repairing leaks or making a new connection. The majority of customers should still have some water available for hand washing in attic storage or hot water tanks for the period while the main water supply is disrupted.
Irish Water understands this type of work can be inconvenient and will ensure our work crews make every effort to minimise any disruption these works may cause.
Customers can call the Irish Water customer helpline on 1850 278 278 for any questions in relation to the works.
Leakage Reduction Programme
These works are being carried out as part of Irish Water’s national Leakage Reduction Programme which will see €500 million invested up to the end of 2021 to reduce the level of leakage across the country by fixing and replacing ageing water mains. This will ensure a safe, reliable water supply which is vital for our health, our environment and our growing population and economy.
To find out more about Irish Water’s national programme of works to reduce leakage and improve Ireland’s water supply visit our Leakage Reduction Programme Page
For updates visit our Water Supply Updates page.