Despite a wet summer a Donegal town has had to introduce water rationing.
Ballyshannon's water difficulties became a crisis when the wall of a pig farm collapsed and pig slurry seeped into a nearby river. The water supply was badly polluted and an emergency was declared. The angry townspeople were promised measures to resolve this, but in September 1985, water rationing was re-introduced.
Herman McNellis tells RTÉ News there have been a lot of complaints over the summer about the quality of the water that is being supplied. When you fill a bath, you can see the poor quality of the water. The introduction of rationing was a disappointment to the people of Ballyshannon, who had been very co-operative and thought the supply problems were over.
An RTÉ News report from 10 September 1985. The reporter is Tommie Gorman.