5 March 2018 - Wexford Go back to News
Boil Water Notice issued for Enniscorthy Public Water Supply
Work continues to address water supply issues following Storm Emma
Irish Water and Wexford County Council, following consultation with the HSE, have issued a Boil Water Notice for the Enniscorthy Public Water Supply in order to safeguard the health of customers supplied by the scheme.
The Boil Water Notice has been put in place as a precautionary measure as we cannot guarantee that the water entering the scheme is fully disinfected.
Customers supplied by this scheme should boil their water before use for drinking, preparing drinks made with water, preparation of salads and similar foods which are not cooked prior to eating, brushing of teeth and making of ice.
Irish Water apologises for the inconvenience caused by the imposition of this boil water notice. We will continue to work closely with Wexford County Council and the HSE to monitor the supply and lift the notice as quickly as possible.
We are working to restore a normal supply as quickly as possible
Irish Water and Wexford County Council have been working over the past few days to fix leaks and restore a normal water supply as quickly as possible to customers across the county following Storm Emma.
Repairs have been completed to a burst in a water main supplying Wexford town’s water treatment plant and main reservoirs which had resulted in approximately 5,000 customers being without water since Saturday. Water is being turned back on slowly to refill the reservoirs and it is hoped that supply will begin to return to these customers over the course of tonight and tomorrow.
High demand on the network is leading to supply disruptions in parts of the county supplied by the Southern Regional Water Supply including Ballycullane, Ballyhack, Arthurstown, Hook and Fethard-on-Sea, while customers in Gorey are experiencing disruption at present due to issues at Creagh Water Treatment Plant.
Irish Water and Wexford County Council are working to fix all these issues and in the meantime are providing supplies of tankered water in areas where there are outages.
Alternative water supplies are currently available at the following locations:
- Mother Hubbards Barntown
- St. Josephs Community Centre (mobile tanker)
- Mount Prospect Estate
- Clonard Village Estate
- Clonard Church Carpark
- Ramsgrange Church
- Taghmon Village
- Duncannon outside church / school
- Gorey (please see locations of supplies in Gorey below)
View our Storm Emma page for further details on alternative water supplies
In order to allow reservoirs to refill over the coming days, we are again urging customers 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 50 households in the same period.
Irish Water and Wexford County Council would like to apologise to customers for the inconvenience this is causing and assure customers that we are working to restore normal supplies 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 customer care helpline, open 24/7, on 1850 278 278 or on Twitter @IWCare