By Dan Walsh
Irish Water issued a fresh statement this evening (Friday) to remind customers served by the Wexford Town Water Supply that a Boil Water Notice remains in place. Areas impacted by the Boil Water Notice include Wexford Town, Taghmon and surrounding areas.
The notice, which was issued following consultation with the HSE on November 2nd, is in place to protect the health of approximately 25,000 customers.
It was issued due to a decline in the quality of the raw water entering the treatment plant which resulted in the detection of giardia. Continuing issues with poor water quality have increased the turbidity at the plant which can impact the disinfection process.
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 available to view on the supply and service section of water.ie.
Irish Water Operations Lead, Catherine McDonough, 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,” concluded Ms. McDonough.