Works underway to restore supply to Enniscorthy customers

01 June 2022

Irish Water working in partnership with Wexford County Council wishes to advise that repairs to a burst water main close to the reservoir at Vinegar Hill has been completed and that water supply is set to return in Enniscorthy town and its environs over the course of this afternoon or this evening, to higher ground premises. Water may be discoloured for a short period of time as it returns. Customers are reminded to continue to boil their water before consumption as the Boil Water Notice remains in place. 

Crews were quickly mobilised quickly yesterday, working to repair the burst main and restore water supply to the town and the catchment area as quickly as possible. 

Speaking about the issue, Irish Water’s Ronan Walsh said;

The burst has been repaired now and the water supply was returned to most areas this morning. We are currently working on building up reservoir levels and a further outage will be in place over night tonight to help replenish the reservoirs. The reservoir is backfilling since last night, but we will only see a normal water supply restored this afternoon/evening due to the fact that the reservoir levels had been significantly depleted. The town is on a Boil Water Notice and we are carrying out works separately to resolve that issue. 

We continue working on the replacement of the filter media at Vinegar Hill Water Treatment Plant, with a view of lifting the BWN as soon as it’s safe to do so. We regret any inconvenience to the residents and businesses and ask them to be mindful of their water usage over the next few days, as much as possible.

Vulnerable customers who have registered with Irish Water receive direct communications from us for planned and unplanned outages lasting more than four hours.

Irish Water understands the inconvenience when bursts occur and thanks customers for their patience while we work to restore normal supply to all impacted customers. The Irish Water customer care helpline is open 24/7 on 1800 278 278 and customers can also contact us on Twitter @IWCare with any queries. For updates, please visit the Supply and Service Updates section of our website.

Irish Water is responsible for the delivery of all public water and wastewater services in Ireland. We are committed to continuously upgrading and developing critical infrastructure to support the growth needed in housing and across our economy, while protecting the environment and safeguarding water supplies.

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Irish Water working in partnership with Wexford County Council wishes to advise that a major burst on a water main close to the reservoir is likely to cause a widespread water supply outage in Enniscorthy and its environs this afternoon.

Crews have been mobilised quickly and are working to resolve the issue and restore normal water supply to the town and the catchment area. 

Speaking about the issue, Irish Water’s Ronan Walsh said;

A major burst on one of our main water mains that brings water supply to the town burst earlier today and it is likely that a significant portion of the town and surrounding areas will be affected. The town is on a Boil Water Notice and we are carrying out works separately to resolve that issue. 

We anticipate that the repair will continue into this evening, and maybe tonight. We regret any inconvenience to the residents and businesses and ask them to conserve the water they have as much as possible. We are working as hard as we can with our colleagues in Wexford County Council to get the issue resolved as soon as possible. Alternative water supplies will be available, details of the locations to follow.

Vulnerable customers who have registered with Irish Water receive direct communications from us for planned and unplanned outages lasting more than four hours.

Irish Water understands the inconvenience when bursts occur and thanks customers for their patience while we work to restore normal supply to all impacted customers. The Irish Water customer care helpline is open 24/7 on 1800 278 278 and customers can also contact us on Twitter @IWCare with any queries. For updates, please visit the Supply and Service Updates section of our website.

Irish Water is responsible for the delivery of all public water and wastewater services in Ireland. We are committed to continuously upgrading and developing critical infrastructure to support the growth needed in housing and across our economy, while protecting the environment and safeguarding water supplies.