Alternative water supply in Wexford town

By Dan Walsh

In a statement issued this evening Irish Water working in partnership with Wexford County Council is advising customers who are supplied by the Newtown Water Treatment Plant that power outages continue to cause supply interruptions in certain parts of Wexford town.

An alternative water supply is available at the following locations; Coolcotts Lane, Clonard Church, Barntown Church and St Joseph’s Community Centre. The areas affected in the town are Carricklawn, Hill St, Georges St, Rowe St, Wygram, Ard Carmen, Coolcotts, Barntown, Clonard, Whitemills and Townparks.”

Speaking about the supply interruptions, Irish Water’s Regional Operations Lead, Ronan Walsh said; “The power outage continues to delay the return of normal water supply and means that production at the Newtown Water Treatment Plant has stopped and with water levels being so low, we are not producing adequate supply to meet the demand.

“We expected power to be restored by this afternoon, but we may still have ongoing issues as the reservoir levels are quite low. Our colleagues in Wexford County Council will be providing an alternative water supply and this water must be boiled when brought home as a precautionary measure. We thank customers for their patience and cooperation as we work to resolve the issues as quickly and as safely as we can.”

Irish Water understands the inconvenience water supply interruptions can cause and thanks customers for their patience while we work to restore normal supply to impacted customers. The Irish Water customer care helpline is open 24/7 on 1800 278 278 and customers can also contact us on Twitter @IWCare with any queries.

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