4 March 2018 Go back to News
Alternative water supplies in place in Wexford as work continues to restore normal supply to all customers
Irish Water is working with Wexford County Council to resolve outstanding water supply issues associated with the recent spell of extreme weather.
Approximately 5,000 customers in Wexford town remain without water due to a burst watermain. Crews have been on site throughout the day and are working to repair the burst and restore water supply as quickly as possible
In the meantime alternative water supplies will be available at the following locations:
- Cois Carrige Estate
- Coolcotts Community Centre
- Mother Hubbards Barntown
- St. Josephs Community Centre
- Mount Prospect Estate
- Clonard Village Estate
- Clonard Church Carpark
- Ramsgrange Church
Irish Water makes every effort to ensure that the alternative drinking water supply provided, including the tanker/bowser, and dispensing tap, are adequately disinfected. However, as it is not practical to provide sterilised containers for the public to transport drinking water from the tanker to their homes, we cannot guarantee that any containers used by the public do not negatively impact or contaminate the drinking water. Therefore people are advised to boil this water before use.
In order to allow reservoirs to refill over the coming days, customers are urged to conserve water where possible by not running taps unnecessarily, taking showers instead of baths and checking for leaks in their properties. Irish Water is especially appealing to anyone with an outside tap to ensure that it is securely turned off. A constant flow from an external tap over 24 hours is the equivalent of the usage of 40 households in the same period.
Irish Water and Wexford County Council would like to apologise to customers for the inconvenience this is causing and assures customers that repairs will be completed as soon as possible.
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Once further information is available we will issue another update. Updates will also be posted to our Supply and Service section. Customers can contact our call centre 24/7 on 1850 278 278 or on Twitter @IWCare.