Irish Water is delighted to confirm this afternoon (Tuesday), that the Do Not Use, Do Not Wash water restriction which was placed on the Swanlinbar Public Water Supply on July 2, 2019 has been lifted with immediate effect.

Following water quality sampling it was confirmed that the water is now safe to drink due to operational measures that were implemented at the water treatment plant. These measures were performed to safeguard the drinking water on this supply for the future.

Customers can now use and consume their water as normal.

The water restriction was issued following consultation with the HSE due to high levels of chlorine in the water. This was detected during routine water sampling.

Peter Gallagher, Irish Water’s Asset Operations Lead for Co Cavan commented: “Irish Water and Cavan County Council are aware of the inconvenience this notice caused for customers on this scheme. We would like to apologise to these customers and thank them for their patience while necessary works were underway to improve performance at the plant and ensure the water was fit for consumption. We would like to reassure all of the customers supplied by the Swanlinbar Public Water Supply that their drinking water is now safe to use and consume.”

Irish Water, Cavan County Council and the HSE will continue to meet and review ongoing process control, monitoring and testing of the drinking water supply.

The Irish Water Customer Contact Centre (1850 278 278) is available to answer customers’ queries in relation to the lifting of this notice.


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