By Dan Walsh
Irish Water customers in Wexford Town who are supplied by the Newtown Water Treatment Plant are experiencing power outages causing supply interruptions in certain parts of Wexford Town. Customers in the Rowe Street, Hill Street and George’s Street areas of Wexford town are currently experiencing loss of supply or pressure issues. An estimated restoration time of 3pm is identified for a return of power with water supply returning in the hours following.
Irish Water’s Regional Operations Lead, Ronan Walsh said; “We had been monitoring Newtown Water Treatment Plant all week as the reservoir levels were quite low, but Storm Eunice has exacerbated the issues. The power outage means that production at the plant has stopped and with water levels being so low, we are not producing adequate supply to meet the demand. We expect power to be restored by 3pm but we may still have ongoing issues as the reservoir levels are quite low.
Irish Water understands the inconvenience when a burst occurs 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.