By Dan Walsh
Heavy rainfall today has led to the deterioration in water quality at the water treatment plant in Ballindaggin and, consequently, Irish Water working in partnership with Wexford County Council and having consulted with the Health Service Executive, and a Boil Water Notice is being issue with immediate effect to protect the health of 193 consumers.
Speaking about the Boil Water Notice, Irish Water’s Regional Operations Lead, Ronan Walsh said; “There has been exceptionally heavy rain in Wexford all day today and there has been some flooding at the water treatment plant site in Ballindaggin, which means we will have to put a Boil Water Notice in place due to the possibility of untreated water getting into the network.
“Our colleagues and crews from Wexford County Council are on site assessing the situation and we will monitor the situation very closely over the next few days. However, as public health is our number one priority, we will only lift the Boil Water Notice when it is safe to do so and in consultation with the HSE.
“We understand the inconvenience this can cause homes and businesses, so we thank them for their co-operation and patience. We will continue to provide updates as information becomes available.”
For queries regarding this Boil Water Notice, customers should contact Irish Water directly on the customer care helpline, open 24/7, on 1850 278 278. Updates will be available on the Water Supply Updates section of the Irish Water website and via Twitter @IWCare. For more information, visit the Boil Water Notice page on www.water.ie. Information from the HSE can be found at www.hpsc.ie