By Dan Walsh
The Boil Water Notice issued on May 23rd has been lifted with immediate effect and all consumers on the Enniscorthy Public Water Supply can now resume normal use of the water supply for drinking, food preparation and brushing teeth.
Irish Water, working in partnership with Wexford County Council, made the announcement this evening and following the completion of remedial measures and the receipt of satisfactory monitoring results, the boil water notice is now lifted with immediate effect. This decision follows consultation undertaken with the Health Service Executive (HSE).
The notice was originally issued due to the detection of cryptosporidium found at the Vinegar Hill Water Treatment Plant supply.
Irish Water operations and compliance experts worked with colleagues in Wexford County Council to carry out the necessary works to enable the notice to be lifted as quickly as possible.
Ronan Walsh of Irish Water told WexfordLocal.com ; “We successfully completed remedial works on first filter, and we plan to carry out works on filters two and three in the coming weeks. Whilst we have been able to lift the boil water notice today, there is the possibility that we may have to re-issue the notice in the coming weeks to facilitate these works. Our customers’ health is our number one priority and we, along with Wexford County Council and the HSE, will continue to review ongoing process control, monitoring and testing of the drinking water supply.
“We continue to progress our long-term plans for a significant investment in the water infrastructure. This includes a project to upgrade to upgrade intake at Clonhaston, raw water main replacement and significant investment at the Vinegar Hill Water Treatment Plant itself to increase capacity. The project is at design and planning phase, with works programmed to start construction in 2024.”
“Irish Water and Wexford County Council thanks everyone for their patience, co-operation and assistance during this boil water notice and greatly regret any inconvenience caused to homes and businesses in the community.”
The Irish Water Customer Contact Centre (1800 278 278) is available to answer customer queries in relation to this water notice. Further information is available on www.water.ie.