By Dan Walsh
Thousands of customers are affected by a Boil Water Notice issued by Irish Water and Wexford County Council, following consultation with the Health Service Executive, with immediate effect to protect the health of consumers supplied by Enniscorthy Public Water Supply.
The Boil Water Notice has been put in place as a precaution due to elevated levels of turbidity in the supply which has impacted the treatment process. The notice affects approximately 11,187 people in all areas supplied by Enniscorthy Public Water Supply.
For customers who wish to check if their property is on the Boil Water Notice, please go to the water quality section of water.ie, enter the property’s Eircode, click ‘more details’ and you will then see if your property is on the Boil Water Notice.
Vulnerable customers who have registered with Irish Water will be contacted directly about this notice. Anyone who has concerns can contact our customer care team on 1800 278 278 or log onto the water supply and service section of water.ie for information.
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.”
Updates will be available on our Water Supply Updates section on water.ie, on Twitter @IWCare and via our customer care helpline, open 24/7 on 1800 278 278. For information on using water during a Boil Water Notice, please visit https://www.water.ie/water-supply/water-quality/boil-water-notice/.