By Dan Walsh
Irish Water and Wexford County Council are advising customers that due to issues overnight at the Taylorstown Water Treatment Plant supplying the South Regional Water supply scheme, that customers in Duncannon, Ramsgrange, Arthurstown, Ballyhack, Fethard and Ballycullane and surrounding areas are currently experiencing supply interruptions and water outages.
Crews are working to resolve the issues and restore normal water supply as soon as possible with an estimated 5,000 people currently affected.
Speaking to WexfordLocal.com this morning, Irish Water’s Ronan Walsh said; “There were electrical issues overnight at the Taylorstown Water Treatment Plant that may have been brought about by the thunderstorms in the area. They have been exacerbated by low supply levels and high demand. Repairs are currently underway to minimise disruption to the community and restore water for all customers as soon as possible. We are not yet in a position to provide an estimated time for restoration of supply but will provide further updates during the day as work continues.
“In the meantime, tankers of water have been deployed for customers at Duncannon Church, Ramsgrange, Arthurstown, Ballyhack, Fethard and Ballycullane.
“While this water is fully treated and safe to drink, any customers taking water from the tankers should boil it before use as the containers they use to collect it may not be fully disinfected.
“We understand the inconvenience unplanned outages can have on customers and we appreciate your patience as we work to return the water supply to homes and businesses as quickly as possible.”
Vulnerable customers who have registered with Irish Water receive direct communications for planned and unplanned outages lasting more than four hours.
The customer care team is available to help 24/7 on 1800 278 278 and customers can also contact on Twitter @IWCare with any queries. For further updates please see the Irish Water website www.water.ie