25,000 affected by Wexford ‘Boil Water’ notice

By Dan Walsh

A Boil Water Notice to protect public health has been issued for all customers supplied by the Wexford Town Public Water Supply with immediate effect.
Following consultation with the HSE, Irish Water and Wexford County Council this notice is being issued to protect the health of approximately 25,000 customers following the detection of Giardia in the water supply along with poor raw water quality following heavy rainfall which has put the treatment plant under pressure.

Areas impacted include Wexford Town, Taghmon and surrounding areas. Customers can check if their property is included by visiting the Water Quality section of http://www.water.ie and entering the property’s Eircode or by calling the Irish Water customer care helpline, open 24/7, on 1800 278 278. All customers on this supply are advised to boil water before use until further notice.
Irish Water Operations Lead, Colin Cunningham, regrets the inconvenience to impacted customers, and told WexfordLocal.com; “Public health is Irish Water’s number one priority, and we would like to assure customers that the notice has been put in place to protect public health. We acknowledge the inconvenience caused to homes and businesses and would like to assure customers that we will lift the notice as quickly and as safely as possible, in consultation with the HSE.”
Customers are reminded that the water is safe to consume once boiled. If impacted customers are feeling unwell, they should contact their GP for medical advice.

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