23 March 2018 Go back to News
Production at Fethard Water Treatment plant is restored but Do Not Drink Notice remains in place
Samples being taken throughout the network to enable restriction to be lifted as soon as possible
Irish Water has completed an intensive cleaning of Fethard Water Treatment Plant following a third party fuel spill in the River Anner on the weekend of March 3-4 and production at the plant has now been restored.
However, a Do Not Drink notice will remain in place until further notice as a programme of sampling and testing of the water is carried out to test for the presence of any potentially harmful contaminants in the network.
Any decision to lift the restrictions will be taken in consultation with the HSE following a period of clear samples showing without doubt that the water is safe to drink.
Irish Water is currently working with our contractors and Tipperary County Council to flush out the network and ensure that all treatment processes are working properly.
The water can be used for washing and other sanitary purposes only
While this is taking place, customers may notice some variations in water pressure but a full supply should be returning to their homes and businesses over the coming days. This water can be used for washing and other sanitary purposes but it is not safe to drink. Alternative water supplies for drinking and food preparation will remain in place throughout the affected area. Water taken from these tankers/containers should be boiled before normal use for drinking and food preparation.
Details of the locations of tankers is available on the Service and Supply section.
Irish Water and Tipperary County Council fully acknowledge the inconvenience caused as a result of this incident and wish to assure customers that we are making every effort to restore a normal supply as quickly as possible in consultation with the HSE.
If you have any concerns or queries, please contact our 24/7 customer care line at 1850 278 278.