Living near plant ‘unbearable’ for locals

A LETTER has been sent to the operator of a water plant outside Letterkenny over “unbearable” white noise constantly coming from the plant. Residents of the Thorndale area of Letterkenny are being “driven mad” by noise emanating from the water treatment facility at Magherennan, operated by Irish Water. The humming noise is ongoing day and night and speaking […]

Water supplies ‘on a knife edge’

IRISH Water has warned that water supplies in Donegal are ‘on a knife edge’ with night-time restrictions due to be introduced in the coming days as demand continues to surge in the warm weather. The utility company has appealed to the public to conserve water as high temperatures coupled with the increase in visitors to […]

End in sight for Letterkenny’s long-lasting roadworks?

IRISH Water has confirmed that timeline for the Letterkenny water and wastewater improvement works has been extended due to the recent Covid-19 lockdown. The improvement works which are being carried out in partnership with Donegal County Council are expected to be completed by November. A spokesperson for Irish Water said that works were stopped for […]

Major burst impacting water supplies in Letterkenny

A MAJOR burst to a water main in Letterkenny is affecting water supplies this morning for residents in the Mountain Top, Kilycreen, Upper Carnamuggagh, Cannon View and surrounding areas. Repairs have been ongoing since 7.30am this morning and it is expected that the burst will be fixed by 5pm. Irish Water said some customers may […]

Burst water main in Stranorlar

A BURST water main in the Stranorlar/Drumkeen area is impacting supply for up to 5oo properties. Irish Water said repair work is underway which is expected to be completed by 2pm. “Irish Water and Donegal County Council wish to advise customers in Stranorlar/Drumkeen, that their water supply has been impacted as a result of a […]

Traffic chaos in Letterkenny

THERE were inordinate traffic delays coming into Letterkenny from the O’Donnell Park roundabout on the R250, yesterday evening with massive tailbacks and up to 45 minute waiting times.

Irish Water meet councillors over Falcarragh outages

ENGINEERS from Irish Water held a meeting with councillors from Gortahork and Falcarragh this morning over the water outages and frequent bursts experienced in the area. Irish Water has released a statement announcing plans to upgrade the problematic Falcarragh water pipe by replacing two sections of pipes that are prone to frequent bursts. Councillors were […]