Anger over water supply disruption in Clar area of south Donegal

Residents in an area of south Donegal are annoyed and angry over what they say has been another breakdown in their water supply.

The water supply in the Clar area had been disrupted from Sunday afternoon to yesterday, Monday afternoon, but it’s only this morning it has returned to normal for some residents in the area.

They say a water main burst at Drumlonagher roundabout, resulting in a local reservoir being emptied to ensure supply to Donegal Town.

One resident, from Carnbeagh, Clar, told Ocean FM News it’s not the first time this has happened.

She outlined what occurred this weekend.


In response to a query this morning from Ocean FM News, Irish Water said: ‘Repairs were undertaken to a burst water main which caused supply disruptions to Ballybofey Road, Donegal Town and surrounding areas including Clar in Co. Donegal. Works were completed and supply was restored yesterday at approximately 3pm.

‘It typically takes a number of hours following restoration time for the network to refill and normal water supply to fully return. Irish Water understands the inconvenience when a burst occurs and thanks customers for their patience while we worked to restore normal supply to impacted customers.

‘The repair resulted in reduced water levels at Cullionboy and Leghawny reservoirs that resulted in loss of supply and pressure for customers, particularly on elevated sites as reservoir levels replenished following the repair and airlocks removed.

‘If customers are still experiencing any water supply disruptions they can contact us in the following ways. 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 on water supply issues please visit the Water Supply Updates section of the Irish Water website.’