By Dan Walsh
A Boil Water Notice has been put in place for approximately 9,383 people in the area of the SOW water scheme due to the recent bad weather causing a shutdown at the Killmallock Water Treatment plant, near Ballymurn, and has seen a deterioration in raw water quality at the plant.
The plant is struggling to treat the water to the requisite standard and has forced intermittent plant shutdowns, resulting in outages in the network.
The areas affected by the Boil Water Notice include Ballymurn, Oylegate, Crtossabeg, Oulart, The Ballagh, Glenbrien, Curracloe, Screen, Castlebridge and adjoining areas.
Irish Water’s drinking water compliance and operational experts are working with colleagues in Wexford County Council to resolve the issue as quickly and as safely as possible.
Customers in the aforementioned areas are advised to boil water before use until further notice.
Irish Water has made direct contact with customers registered on the customers register affected by this Boil Water Notice. Irish Water would like to remind customers to follow the HSE COVID-19 advice and ensure frequent handwashing.
For queries regarding this Boil Water Notice, customers should contact Irish Water directly on the customer care helpline, open 24/7, on 1850 278 278.