22 December 2016 Go back to News
Kilconnell boil water notice lifted with immediate effect
Irish Water and Galway County Council wish to notify all consumers on the Kilconnell Public Water Supply and the Ballyboggon Group Water Scheme that following advice from the Health Service Executive, the boil water notice issued on the supply in November 2015 is now lifted with immediate effect.
Customers can now resume normal use of the water supply for drinking, food preparation and brushing teeth.
This is the eighth boil water notice to be lifted in Co Galway in 2016 meaning over 23,000 people no longer have to boil their water before consumption. The seven other schemes are Williamstown, Loughrea, Leenane, Tír an Fhia, Ahascragh, Carraroe and Mid Galway.
The Kilconnell Public Water Supply was placed on the boil water notice following extreme weather conditions which impacted the quality of water entering the source just over one year ago. Following on from this Irish Water investigated a number of options to develop a secure and reliable source for the consumers and businesses in Kilconnell. Since the beginning of September Irish Water and Galway County Council have been supplying the Kilconnell Public Water Supply with water from a borehole on the Arrabawn creamery lands. All investigations have proven the source at the borehole is much more robust and less susceptible to change during weather events than the original source.
Works undertaken included borehole protection, the installation of a run to waste facility, improvement works on the disinfection system which includes the replacement of the ultraviolet system with a new duty and standby UV system that is capable of operating under more difficult circumstances. The works also included a review of the disinfection process and a review of alarms and controls.
Irish Water and Galway County Council would like to thank the general public for their patience, cooperation and assistance during the period of the boil water notice and greatly regrets any inconvenience caused to householders, the farming and the business communities.
Irish Water and Galway County Council would also like to thank the Arrabawn Co-op for their continued support.
The Irish Water Customer Contact Centre (1850 278 278) is available to answer customer queries in relation to this water notice. Further information and additional advice for consumers is available on our service and supply section.