By Dan Walsh
Eamonn Hore, Director of Water Services at Wexford County Council has issued a statement this morning updating the situation regarding Boil Water Notices in Wexford town and Gorey.
The Boil Water Notice for Wexford town has now been lifted following consultation with Irish Water and the HSE. The notice in place since October 30th impacted approximately 25,000 people connected to the public supply in Wexford, Barntown, Taghmon.
“Extensive sampling was carried out in the network and at the plant to ensure that we were satisfied to recommend the lifting of the notice,” said Mr. Hore, who added; “The network was also scoured extensively, and water supply is now back to normal and safe to drink and use as normal.”
The Boil Water Notice for Gorey impacting approximately 7,500 people remains in place for now. Irish Water are monitoring treatment plant performance since the upgrades to the sand and the plant controls were carried out last week.
To date over €100,000 has been invested in upgrading the plant. All network sampling has been clear of bacteria and chlorine results in the network are compliant.
“We are hopeful that there will be positive movement on the lifting of this notice in the coming days,” concluded Mr Hore.