21,000 affected by Boil Water Notice for Wexford town

By Dan Walsh

Following consultation with the Health Service Executive, Irish Water and Wexford County Council are issuing a Boil Water Notice with immediate effect to protect the health of consumers supplied by the Wexford Town Public Water Supply.

The Boil Water Notice has been put in place due to issues at the water treatment plant which has affected the disinfection process. The notice affects approximately 21,000 people supplied by the Wexford Town Public Water Supply.

Irish Water and Wexford County Council continue to work to rectify the issues at Wexford Town Water Treatment Plant with a view to lifting the notice as quickly and as safely as possible. In the meantime, all customers on this supply are advised to boil their water before use until further notice.

Irish Water’s Pat Duggan commented to WexfordLocal.com said: “Public health is Irish Water’s number one priority and we appreciate the impact that this notice will have on the community and businesses of Wexford Town. However, the restriction has been put in place to protect our consumers. Irish Water and Wexford County Council are working tirelessly to resolve the issues affecting the plant and lift the boil water notice early as it safe to do so.”

A map of the affected area is attached. If any customer is unsure on whether or not the Boil Water Notice applies to their area, please visit www.water.ie or alternatively, customers can contact the Irish Water customer care helpline on 1800 278 278.

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