River Sow Boil Water Notice remains in place

By Dan Walsh

Irish Water working in partnership with Wexford County Council wish to advise that the Boil Water Notice for the River Sow Regional Water Supply Scheme remains in place over the weekend.

The River Sow at beautiful Edenvale

Irish Water told WexfordLocal.com, in a statement issued this evening, that works and sampling continues in order to lift the Boil Water Notice and Irish Water are hopeful that following consultation with the HSE early next week, that the Boil Water Notice will be lifted.

All consumers affected by this notice must boil their water before drinking. All customers on the Sow Regional Public Water Supply who reside within the affected areas. This includes customers in the following areas: Ballymurn, Oylegate, Crossabeg, Oulart, The Ballagh, Glenbrien, Curracloe, Screen, Castlebridge and surrounding rural areas.

Issues arose at the Kilmallock Water Treatment Works following heavy rain on November 12th.

Due to a deterioration in raw water quality, the drinking water entering the Sow Regional Public Water Supply was affected and, as a result, following consultation with the Health Service Executive, Irish Water and Wexford County Council a Boil Water Notice was issued. It remains in place over the weekend, but may be lifted in the coming week.

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