23 July 2018 Go back to News
Drinking Water Restriction has been lifted for Ballyragget Water Supply Scheme
Lifting of notice follows installation of new nitrates treatment system at Water Treatment Plant
Irish Water is pleased to confirm that the Drinking Water Restriction which has been in place for the Ballyragget Water Supply Scheme has now been lifted with immediate effect following the installation of a new nitrates treatment system at the Water Treatment Plant.
Restriction has now been lifted in consultation with the HSE
The restriction was put in place earlier this year for infants under six months of age due to exceedances in nitrate levels in the water supply. This restriction has now been lifted in consultation with the HSE following the installation of the nitrates treatment system and the satisfactory completion of a period of monitoring of the new system.
Water can now be consumed by customers and babies
Water from the Ballyragget Water Supply is now suitable for consumption by all customers, including babies under six months of age.
New treatment system has now been installed
The treatment system which has been installed includes a number of alarms and monitors to detect exceedances in nitrate levels in the raw water and prevent them entering the public drinking water supply.This will provide effective protection against elevated nitrate levels now and into the future.
We would like to thank the public in the Ballyragget area - and particularly families with young children - for their patience and co-operation as we worked to address this issue. We are also grateful to Kilkenny County Council, our contractors, suppliers and all the other agencies who worked with us on this extensive upgrade of the treatment plant and to provide alternative supplies of water while the restriction was in place.
For more information and additional advice, visit our supply and service updates section or call our customer care helpline on 1850 278 278.