Following advice from the Health Service Executive, Irish Water and Wicklow County Council are pleased to confirm that the Boil Water Notice for Hazel Hill, Annacurra, affecting approximately 25 houses has now been lifted.

The Boil Water Notice was put in place in February 2008 as a precautionary measure following the detection of microbiological contamination in the private water supply serving the estate.

Irish Water’s Water Network Programme, as well as drinking water compliance and operational experts worked with colleagues in Wicklow County Council to resolve this longstanding situation. The Hazel Hill estate has now been connected to the Aughrim Annacurra Public Water Supply, and following subsequent compliant testing results, the historic boil water notice in place for the private supply serving Hazel Hill has been rescinded. These measures were performed to safeguard the drinking water on this supply for the future.

Commenting on the lifting of the Boil Water Notice, Peter Thornton, Irish Water, said: “The Boil Water Notice affecting the private water supply in Hazel Hill has been an ongoing issue for over 10 years. We acknowledge the disruption this has had on the community, and we thank them for the cooperation and patience while we worked to connect them to the Aughrim Annacurra Public Water Supply. We’re delighted that, following compliant test results, that the Boil Water Notice has now been lifted. Irish Water’s priority is the provision of safe, clean drinking water and safeguarding that water supply for the future is a vital focus.

Wicklow

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