Irish Water is pleased to confirm that a Boil Water Notice in place for the past six months in the Ring Helvick area of Co. Waterford has now been lifted following the completion of a number of remedial works on the local water supply network. Approximately 875 people served by this supply can now resume normal use of water for drinking, food preparation and brushing teeth.

The Boil Water Notice was put in place in July following concerns that the disinfection process may have been compromised on a section of the supply. Immediately following this, Irish Water prioritised a number of measures to resolve the issue as quickly as possible and to ensure a safe, reliable drinking water supply for the local community. These remedial works involved the construction of new 1km section of water main to link to the nearby Roberts’ Cross Water Supply, allowing 100 properties to be supplied from this supply.

In addition to this, a 1.4km section of cast iron mains in the Ring Helvick Water Supply was replaced, while €75,000 was invested in additional valves and hydrants to allow for more effective flushing of the water in the network, improving water quality. Automatic flushing will continue as an ongoing part of network maintenance. Following completion of these measures, extensive testing was carried out with the results submitted to the HSE which this week advised that the Boil Water Notice could be lifted.

Speaking about the on-going work Brian O’Leary, Irish Water’s Regional Water Operations Lead, said “Irish Water’s priority is to provide safe, secure and reliable drinking water for all our customers in the Ring Helvick area. We are pleased to announce that the Boil Water Notice has now been lifted following the completion of upgrade works in the area.

We acknowledge the patience, cooperation and assistance of the general public during the period of the Boil Water Notice and greatly regret any inconvenience caused to householders and the wider local community.”


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