UPDATE: FULL LIST OF AREAS HIT BY WATER SUPPLY CUTS

first_imgNEWS UPDATE: DONEGAL COUNTY council has announced major disruption to water supplies in many areas throughout the county.Thousands of homes will be without water overnight as county engineers attempt to fix burst mains – and replenish dwindling stocks of water in many of the county’s reservoirs.A full list of those areas affected, including switch off times is listed below – along with Council advice. OFFICIAL COUNCIL NOTICE:SEVERE WEATHER PERIOD – WATER SUPPLY UPDATE Planned Restrictions to public water supplies (Monday 27th December 2010) Demand for water has increased throughout the County seriously affecting reserves. As a result water supply will be restricted in the following areas tonight, note some from as early as tea-time: GLENTIES ELECTORAL AREAWater supplies will be restricted in the following areas from 6:00pm until 8:00amThe RossesGweedoreLeittermacaward AreaArdara AreaGortahork FalcarraghDONEGAL ELECTORAL AREAWater supplies will be restricted in the following areas from 6:00pm until 8:00am BallyshannonBundoranDonegal TownFrosses MountcharlesDunkineelyKillybegs STRANORLAR ELECTORAL AREAWater supplies will be restricted in the following areas from 8:00pm until 8:00amWater Conservation AppealDonegal County Council continue to record an increase in demand on a number of water supplies in the county during the current cold weather conditions. We suspect the increased demand for water arises from ConvoyCastlefinRaphoeLiffordBallinacorTievebrackGleneely Ballybofey and Stranorlar – supply will also be turned off to the Twin Towns from midnight until 8.00am each nightINISHOWEN ELECTORAL AREAWater supplies will be restricted in the following areas from 10:00pm until 8:00amQuigley’s Point to north of Muff villageGreencastleBuncrana TownCarndonaghMalin HeadLETTERKENNY ELECTORAL AREAWater supplies may be restricted in the some areas from 10:00pm until 8:00am(depending on progress made today)Consumers will be experiencing intermittent supplies in the following areas throughout this afternoon and evening following burst watermains and production problems at water treatment plants   RathmullanFanad East – including Magherawarden and Croaghan AreasCarrigart – Cranford areas      taps left runningburst mains which have not yet been locatedleakage in private propertiesThe Water Service in Donegal wish to appeal to the public to help us eliminate such wastage. This will help save water stored in reservoirs and avoid further shortages throughout the county .With the experience from the widespread disruption last winter we are highlighting the following areas in particular where the public can help eliminate wastage of the public water supply: Running taps – please avoid leaving taps running. This is counter productive and will run down available water in storageBurst mains / leakage – any suspected leaks on watermains or wastage should be reported to the County Council at your local public services centre.Vacant properties – please continue to check vacant properties where internal plumbing may be damaged by freezing conditions. Ideally the water supply to vacant buildings should be turned off and systems drained of all water, e.g. where members of the public who are going on holiday during the coming months, we would recommend that they turn off the water supply to their premises and drain all water out of the system before leaving the property.Farming Community – we ask that you check all field connections and turn off leaking drinking troughs. This has proven to be a serious problem in rural areas in recent years. We also ask for your assistance in checking for burst pipes in farm buildings and burst hoses laying over ground. Essentially anywhere on the farm that water may be lostCaravan Parks – another area that is often remote where plumbing may be exposed and water losses can be slow to appear, we appeal to all caravan park owners to turn off the water supply to eliminate wastage.Once again the co-operation of every community is required if we are to avert widespread shortages in water supplies.UPDATE: FULL LIST OF AREAS HIT BY WATER SUPPLY CUTS was last modified: December 27th, 2010 by gregShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img

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