Operational electrical issues in Kilkee Pump Station on Wednesday
Operational electrical issues in Kilkee Pump Station early on Wednesday morning caused the pumps to be out of service for a number of hours. This led to a discharge of wastewater to the Victoria stream in Kilkee for a period of time.
The HSE and the EPA were notified and a precautionary bathing prohibition notice was put in place by the HSE for Kilkee beach to protect public health.
Irish Water can confirm that the Pumping Station resumed operations at 11am approximately on Wednesday but the Bathing Water Restriction is likely to be in place for a number of days as testing of the bathing water over a 48 hour period from instigation will be required to confirm that it meets all bathing water quality standards.
Irish Water apologies to customers and local beach users and thanks them for their patience and cooperation as we work to resolve this issue.