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Carndonagh and Malin urged to conserve water 21.07.22

UPDATE - 22 July 2022
Overnight restrictions on North Inishowen water supply
In order to maintain a daytime water supply and allow reservoir levels to recover, Irish Water is advising customers in North Inishowen that overnight water supply restrictions, between 11pm and 6am, are now essential.

AS dry warm weather continues this week, Irish Water is continuing to see high levels of domestic, commercial and agricultural demand for treated drinking water on the Carndonagh and West Inishowen water supplies. The public are being urged to conserve water in their homes, businesses and on farms.

With the high temperatures and increased agricultural, commercial and tourist demand, Irish Water has been taking every measure to ensure that supply can keep up with increases in demand.

Demand throughout the Carndonagh Mixed and West Inishowen Water Supply network remains higher than previous years' average daily demand which is having a knock-on impact on reservoir levels. In particular the areas of Clonmany, Carndonagh, Malin Town, Malin Head and Gleneely are experiencing unusually high demand.
Seamus O’Brien, Irish Water, commented: “We are appealing to the public on the Carndonagh Mixed and West Inishowen Water Supplies to be mindful of how they use their water at home, as the temperatures remain high. We are appealing to customers to help conserve water by not running taps needlessly, avoid power washing, taking showers instead of baths and to postpone using dishwashers and washing machines where possible. Further information on water conservation is available on our website at

Vulnerable customers who have registered with Irish Water receive direct communications from us for planned and unplanned outages lasting more than four hours.

Irish Water thanks the public for their patience while they work to restore normal supply to all impacted customers. The Irish Water customer care helpline is open 24/7 on 1800 278 278.
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