Council Water Update
Donegal County Council is asking consumers to help conserve water during the cold snap. The council has also moved to assure householders that slight water discolouration currently being experienced in many areas poses no health risk. Eamonn Barr, Area Engineer in Water Services said yesterday that water discolouration is due to the cold temperatures making the coagulating agents added to water "less efficient". He explained: "Particles doesn't coaslesce as well at lower temperatures but water is also filtered and subjected to a number of other purification procedures. It is still perfectly safe to drink. If there were problems, we would issue a boiling notice."
Home and landowners are being asked not leave taps running, to check for leaks and burst mains and to check vacant properties. Council workers were in Convoy yesterday, repairing a burst watermain serving the Beechwood Grove Housing Estate. Water restrictions were in place last night in the following areas: Ballybofey, Stranorlar, Tievebrack, Ballinacor, Gleneely, Castlefin, Lifford, Ballyholey and Liscooley; Burtonport, Bunbeg and Derrybeg.