Following consultation with the Health Service Executive, Irish Water and Wexford County Council have issued a Boil Water Notice for the area supplied by the Wexford Town Public Water Supply to protect approximately 20,000 people due to high turbidity.
The areas affected include all customers supplied by Wexford Town Public Water Supply. Turbidity is a measure of cloudiness in the water and is elevated following a period of heavy rain.
Experts from Irish Water and Wexford County Council are assessing the situation with a view to having the notice lifted as quickly as possible. In the meantime, all customers of this supply are advised to boil water before use until further notice.
Ronan Walsh, Irish Water, has acknowledged the impact this notice will have on the community and apologised for the inconvenience to customers: “Our number one priority is public health and the safety and well-being of our customers. We would like to thank the public, media and elected representatives in advance for sharing the news of the Boil Water Notice as it is essential that we reach as many people as possible. We will continue to work closely with Wexford County Council and the HSE to monitor the supply and lift the notice as quickly as it is safe to do so.” he added.
Vulnerable customers who have concerns can contact our customer care team on 1800 278 278.
For customers who wish to check if their property is on the Boil Water Notice themselves, please visit the Water Quaity section of the Irish Water website, enter the property’s Eircode and you will then see if your property is on the Boil Water Notice.