Progress on Enniscorthy water scheme

By Dan Walsh

Irish Water working in partnership with Wexford County Council has confirmed that repairs to a burst water main close to the reservoir at Vinegar Hill has been completed and that water supply is set to return in Enniscorthy town and its environs over the course of this afternoon or this evening, to higher ground premises.

Water may be discoloured for a short period of time as it returns. Customers are reminded to continue to boil their water before consumption as the Boil Water Notice remains in place. 

Crews were quickly mobilised quickly yesterday, working to repair the burst main and restore water supply to the town and the catchment area as quickly as possible. 

Speaking about the issue, Irish Water’s Ronan Walsh said; “The burst has been repaired now and the water supply was returned to most areas this morning. We are currently working on building up reservoir levels and a further outage will be in place over tonight to help replenish the reservoirs.

“The reservoir is backfilling since last night, but we will only see a normal water supply restored this afternoon/evening due to the reservoir levels had been significantly depleted. The town is on a Boil Water Notice and we are carrying out works separately to resolve that issue. 

“We continue working on the replacement of the filter media at Vinegar Hill Water Treatment Plant, with a view of lifting the Boil Water Notice as soon as it’s safe to do so. We regret any inconvenience to the residents and businesses and ask them to be mindful of their water usage over the next few days, as much as possible.”

ENNISCORTHY Town Centre with famed Vinegar Hill in the background (File Pic)

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