Works underway to restore water supply in Falcarragh

22 December 2022

Information below is relevant until further updates are provided here or on our Supply and Service Updates section.

Uisce Éireann and Donegal County Council are working to restore normal water supply to homes and businesses in Falcarragh following an electrical issue at the Ardsbeg Water Treatment Plant. As a result, water supply to Falcarragh and surrounding areas is impacted.

Crews are on the ground working to restore normal water supply as quickly as possible to impacted customers. 

In the meantime, an alternative water supply is available from Falcarragh Community Hospital, Baile Chonaill, An Fál Carrach, Co Dhún Na Ngall, F92 AY61. 

It is anticipated that repairs will be completed by approximately 1pm tomorrow Friday, 23 December. Customers are reminded to use their own potable water containers when taking water from the alternative water supply tap.

Seamus O’Brien, Operations Lead for Uisce Éireann said, "We understand the inconvenience this issue is causing and are working to restore normal water supply as quickly as possible. It is expected that the works will be completed by approximately 1pm on Friday, 23 December, after which it will take a number of hours for the network to refill and normal supply to return to all customers.

“We are also asking the public to do what they can to conserve water during this time by turning off taps and checking for leaks in outside taps or unoccupied premises. "If anyone notices a leak in the public network they should report it to Uisce Éireann via www.water.ie or by calling 1800 278 278.

Localised updates about water supply issues are available on www.water.ie or via Twitter @IWCare. The Uisce Éireann Customer Care Team is also available to help 24/7 on 1800 278 278.

Uisce Éireann 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.