Irish Water is currently carrying out a programme of work at the Leitir Móir/Tír an Fhia water treatment plant. The boil water notice remains in place and all customers must continue to boil all water for drinking and food preparation to ensure they are not at risk of illness. The programme of work will include modification of the existing water treatment plant and increased controls in the treatment process and will be carried out the coming months.
This part of the programme of work involved the temporary shut down of part of the treatment process at the plant. When this section of the plant was taken off line, it was identified that additional necessary work was required to be carried out. It was expected that this work would be completed today but adverse weather conditions over recent days has impacted on this timeframe. It is expected that the work involving the temporary shut down of part of the treatment plant will now be completed by Friday, 11 March. Irish Water apologises to residents impacted by this delay and wishes to reassure them that engineers are working hard to carry out this necessary work as quickly as possible.
This ongoing shut down may result in a discolouration of the water in properties supplied by this plant. Irish Water has provided tankered water during this disruption and, water drawn from these tankers must be boiled before use. The water mains will be flushed over the next week causing some disruption and discolouration in localised areas and tankers will now remain in place until Friday, 11 March.
Irish Water continues to advise all customers in Leitir Móir/Tír an Fhia that the boil water notice remains in place and customers must continue to boil all water for drinking and food preparation to ensure they are not at risk of illness. A map and list of the affected areas is available on the www.water.ie/water-supply/supply-and-service-update/.Any customer with a query in relation to their water supply can also call 1890 278 278 at any time.