By Dan Walsh
Irish Water would like 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 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.
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.
Drinking water compliance and operational experts are working closely with Wexford County Council to resolve the situation and improve the operational performance of the plant with a view to having the notice lifted as quickly as possible.
As these remedial works continue to progress, some customers may experience localised interruptions or loss of pressure, but these should only last a short time and normal pressure should return quickly.
In the meantime, all customers of this supply are advised to continue to boil water before use until further notice.