Water crisis as three bursts strike Inishowen

first_imgEmergency repair works are ongoing after separate water outages struck Inishowen yesterday and today (Tuesday).A major water mains burst was first reported in Buncrana on Monday evening at around 6pm.Two more bursts occurred today in Magherabeg and Inch Island. Some homes and businesses in Buncrana and surrounding areas were left without water supplies during the night. Supplies are due to be restored to the town by 6pm.However, it is estimated that supplies will not be restored to the Burnfoot/Inch Island area until 4pm tomorrow, Wednesday.Irish Water crews have been mobilised to find alternative sources due to the widespread outages.An alternative water supply is available until 4pm on 27 November beside Tooban School. A notice from Irish Water says they are making every effort to ensure that the alternative drinking water supply provided, including the tanker / bowser, and dispensing tap, are adequately disinfected.However, as it is not practical to provide sterilised containers for the public to transport drinking water from the tanker to their homes, they cannot guarantee that any containers used by the public do not negatively impact or contaminate the drinking water.Therefore, as a precautionary measure, it is recommended that any members of the public who obtain water from a tanker or bowser boil the water before use.Water crisis as three bursts strike Inishowen was last modified: November 26th, 2019 by Rachel McLaughlinShare 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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