Water outage in south Inishowen

Replacing all pipes as a preventative measure not a viable option

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Two recent water outages in the south Inishowen area have been due to pipe failures at Fahan, according to Pat Gillespie, Senior Water Engineer for Inishowen.

In recent weeks there have been two failures of the water supply in the Fahan/ Bridgend/Burnfoot/Burt areas prompting complaints from householders and businesses in the area.

A local school was forced to close at lunchtime last Thursday, while businesses in the Bridgend area were forced to close their doors early. Householders were also severely discommoded with an outage that lasted more than 14 hours and water supply didn’t reach some areas until after midnight.

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