Shaneece Heavey and Ricki Griffiths fill up bottles in Clogherhead. Photos: Doug O’Connor
He ferried truckloads of water to the area from Ardee, where water was plentiful.
Several firms have been engaged in hauling water into the region. In Clogherhead village, tanker driver Willie Molloy was dispensing water directly into the plastic containers and bottles of villagers.
"People are very glad to get it. I must have heard 90pc of people telling me 'you never miss the water 'til the well runs dry'. Some of the people are starting to get some water back in their taps but they're still afraid to use it," said Mr Molloy.
Local man Sean Clinton (52) was out for a walk with his dog Bertie and was happy that his pet was offered a drink of water from a bowl at the back of the tanker.
"It's great that the trucks are helping out. I heard the sound of water going into our tank in the attic this morning. It was a very welcome sound. I've been looking forward to having a shower," said the father-of-two.
Ricki Griffiths (34), manager of the local Corr's Pharmacy, and her colleague Shaneece Heavey (22) were busy topping up five-litre containers of water from Mr Molloy's tanker.
"It's really bad not having water in the pharmacy but we're doing our best. The customers are getting fed up with having no water at home," said Ms Griffiths.
"At least I'm getting a good workout carrying 15 litres of water at a time."
In nearby Termonfeckin, tanker driver Timothy Caddell (56) was manning a Northern Ireland Water truck as he dispensed water.
"The community spirit is absolutely fantastic here. I see people living in housing estates who only knew each other to see. But now they are chatting and giving each other lifts to bring water home," said Mr Caddell, who brought 23,000 litres from Poyntzpass, Co Down.
He filled containers for mother-of-three Josephine Mulholland (42).
She said "There is no sign of water in our taps yet - nothing, zero."