16 September 2015 Go back to News
Boil water notice issued to customers on Aughrim Annacurragh Public Water Supply Scheme - Update
Boil water notice remains in place on Aughrim Annacurragh Public Water Supply Scheme.
18th September 2015 –Irish Water advises that the boil water notice imposed on the Aughrim Annacurragh Public Water Supply Scheme in Co. Wicklow, on the advice of the HSE, as a precautionary measure, remains in place, pending further investigation.
A malfunction occurred at the Aughrim Annacurragh Water Treatment Plant on Sunday September 13th which resulted in lower than normal levels of chlorine dosing. Subsequent sampling of the water identified the presence of ecoli. Chlorine dosing was returned to normal operational levels on Monday morning.
Irish Water continues to carry out sampling to ensure drinking water is compliant and safe for public consumption. The boil water notice will remain in place to protect public health until the results of the sampling show full compliance.
The boil water notice affects approximately 600 houses in the area and Irish Water advises residents to follow the advice of the HSE in relation to the boil water notice.
Irish Water along with the HSE and Wicklow County Council will continue to monitor the situation and update residents, elected representatives and media accordingly.
Irish Water and Wicklow County Council apologise to all affected customers for the inconvenience and disruption the imposition of this boil water notice will cause.