By Dan Walsh
An estimated 43,842 customers of Irish Water are on a Boil Water Notice after Wexford town (25,196), Enniscorthy (11,187) were added to the list by Wexford County Council today and Gorey (7,459) have been affected since Thursday.
The Boil Water Notice for Wexford town has been put in place and the notice affects all areas supplied by Wexford Town Public Water Supply including Newtown, Barntown, Taghmon, Ballindinas, Shelmalier, Colestown, Coolcots, Carriglawn, Clonard, Townparks, Park, Mulgannon, Maudlintown, Town Centre and surrounding areas.
A Boil Notice Water for Enniscorthy Public Water Supply was issued just before mid-day. A notice last night said that “for conservation purposes it was necessary to shut off the water supply until 7am”.
A Boil Water Notice has been in place in Gorey since Thursday and this notice applies to all consumers on the Gorey (Creagh) Urban Public Water Supply. All consumers affected by this notice must boil their water before drinking. Areas affected are Gorey Hill, Gorey Corporation lands, Ramsford Park, Ballytegan, Clonattin Upper, Clonattin Lower, Gorey Bridge and Millands.
Irish Water’s Pat Duggan said: “Public health is Irish Water’s number one priority and we appreciate the impact that this notice will have on the residents and businesses. 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 as quickly as it is safe to do so.”