By Dan Walsh
The Boil Water Notice issued for Wexford Town Public Water Supply remains in place and has also been extended to include the Taghmon area due to necessary changes that will ensure a continued water supply to the area.
Irish Water and Wexford County Council are continuing to assess the situation with a view to having the notice lifted as quickly as possible. In the meantime, all customers in Wexford Town and Taghmon are advised to boil water before use until further notice.
Ronan Walsh, Water Operations Lead for Irish Water said; “Our number one priority is public health and the safety and well-being of our customers. Following an issue at the treatment plant last night, there continues to be high turbidity – or cloudiness – in the water source supplying the area meaning the disinfection of the water may be compromised. Therefore it is important that all customers continue to boil the water before use.
“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. An update will be issued as soon as we have any developments, but we can expect the Boil Water Notice to remain in place until next week at least. We understand and apologies for the inconvenience this notice is having and thank you for your patience and cooperation.”
For customers who wish to check if their property is on the Boil Water Notice, please go to the following link on the Irish Water website: https://www.water.ie/?map=supply-and-service-updates, and enter the property’s Eircode. Customers can also call our customer care helpline on 1800 278 278.