Boil Water Notice lifted for Ballindaggin Public Water Supply

09 May 2022

Irish Water, working in partnership with Wexford County Council wishes to notify consumers that following the completion of remedial works on this supply and receipt of satisfactory monitoring results, the boil water notice which has been in place is now lifted with immediate effect. This decision follows consultation undertaken with the Health Service Executive.

Speaking about the lifting notice, Irish Water's Pat Duggan said;

"Following consultation with the Health Service Executive, Irish Water and Wexford County Council issued a boil water notice on the Ballindaggin Public Water Supply Scheme on the 9th March 2022. We would like to thank the community of Ballindaggin for their patience and cooperation as we worked to lift the notice as soon as it was safe to do so. All consumers on the Ballindaggin Public Water Supply Scheme can now resume normal use of the water supply for drinking, food preparation and brushing teeth."

Irish Water and the Wexford County Council - Health Service Executive, Water Local Liaison Group will continue to meet and review ongoing process control, monitoring and testing of the drinking water supply.

The Irish Water Customer Contact Centre (1800 278 278) is available to answer customer queries in relation to the lifting of this notice. Further information is available on our website.

Irish Water and Wexford County Council acknowledge the patience, cooperation and assistance of the general public during the period of the boil water notice and greatly regrets any inconvenience caused to householders and the business community. 

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Irish Water working in partnership with Wexford County Council and having consulted with the Health Service Executive, wish to advise that due to a deterioration in water quality at the water treatment plant in Ballindaggin, a Boil Water Notice is being issued with immediate effect to protect the health of 193 consumers. 

View a map of the affected area.

Speaking about the Boil Water Notice, Irish Water's Regional Operations Lead, Ronan Walsh said;

"There has been exceptionally heavy rainfall in Wexford all day today and there has been some flooding at the water treatment plant site in Ballindaggin, which means we will have to put a Boil Water Notice in place due to the possibility of untreated water getting into the network. Our colleagues and crews from Wexford County Council are on site assessing the situation and we will monitor the situation very closely over the next few day. However, as public health is our number one priority, we will only lift the BWN when it is safe to do so and in consultation with the HSE. We understand the inconvenience this can cause homes and businesses so we thank them for their cooperation and patience. We will continue to provide updates as information becomes available."

For queries regarding this Boil Water Notice, customers should contact Irish Water directly on our customer care helpline, open 24/7, on 1800 278 278. Updates will be available via Twitter @IWCare. 

For more information, visit our Boil Water Notice page. Information from the HSE can be found at www.hpsc.ie.