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Sunday 26 March 2023 Dublin: 8°C
Irish Water
# Floody Hell
An Irish Water water treatment plant is underwater
More rain is expected tonight.

AS THE WEST continues to deal with flooding and rainfalls, Irish Water says it has dealt with over 80 incidents at water treatment plants.

The utility says the majority of customers have maintained their supply, but 84 separate incidents at treatment plants have left many without clean water.

In Donegal, Irish Water and Donegal County Council continue to implement their major incident plan following the flooding of the Bundoran water treatment plant.

Water is being supplied to the area from Ballyshannon Water Supply Scheme and from neighbouring counties of Leitrim and Fermanagh to reduce the overall number of customers without water. Tankered water supplies are being provided for essential use to customers in Bundoran still without water until normal supplies are restored.

9/12/2015. Flooding Athlone. A team arrives with s Eamonn Farrell A team arrives with sandbags for a house under threat from flooding from the River Shannon in the Deerpark area of Athlone Town. Eamonn Farrell

In Galway, following advice from the HSE, a precautionary boil water notice has been put in place for customers supplied by the Ballinasloe Public Water Supply scheme. Water levels of the river Suck have risen significantly and affected the normal working of the water treatment plant.

037 Athlone floods Sasko Lazarov / Athlone from above earlier today. Sasko Lazarov / /

Across the country, more weather warnings are in place and many of the areas already flooded are on high alert. A yellow rainfall warning is in place for Connacht, Donegal, Clare and Kerry, with 20-35mm of rain expected.

Limerick, Athlone, Clare and Galway are all on high-alert for flooding.

In Cork, ESB says it expects to “continue to spill at Inniscarra Dam over the coming week to draw down reservoir levels.

The National Coordination Group says that as the response phase ends, the relevant local authorities will continue their clean-ups and in some counties prepare for further possible flooding events particularly in some areas of the Shannon.

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