By Dan Walsh
Irish Water has contacted WexfordLocal.com to remind customers served by the Wexford Town Water Supply that a Boil Water Notice remains in place.
The notice, which was issued following consultation with the HSE on Wednesday, November 2nd, is in place to protect the health of approximately 25,000 customers.
It was issued following the detection of Giardia (a tiny parasite) in the water supply along with poor raw water quality following heavy rainfall. The quality of the raw water has put the treatment plant under pressure.
Areas impacted by the Boil Water Notice include Wexford Town, Taghmon and surrounding areas. Customers can check if their property is included by visiting the Water Quality section of 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. A map of the area is attached and available to view on the supply and service section of water.ie.
Irish Water Operations Lead, John Gavin, has acknowledged the impact the Boil Water Notice is having on the community and regrets the inconvenience to customers.
“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.”
Water must be boiled for:
- Drinks made with water;
- Preparation of salads and similar foods, which are not cooked prior to eating;
- Brushing of teeth;
- Making of ice – discard ice cubes in fridges and freezers and filtered water in fridges. Make ice from cooled boiled water.