People in the Wexford town area have been told to boil their water before use, following a problem in the local water supply. All the households and business firms are requested to do the same.
It was the Irish Water, who issued the notice with consultations of the Health Service Executive and Wexford County Council. The notice affects over 21,700 customers in the town and surrounding districts.
Irish Water said that the notice is moreover like a precaution because of deterioration in the quality of raw water entering supply.
Newtown Road, Carcur, Carricklawn, Coolcotts, Whitemill, Wyram, Clonard, Town Parks, Ard Carman, Hill Street, Barntown and Taghmon are the affected areas.
Brian O’Leary, Irish Water’s operations lead for Wexford said that the company recognized the impact and inconvenience instigated by the boil water notice.
“We are working with our partners in Wexford County Council, in consultation with the HSE, to address this issue and lift this notice as soon as it is safe to do so,” he said in a statement.” He said.
He also added that their priority is the provision of safe, clean drinking water and safeguarding that water supply for the future is a vital focus.
As per the notice, people must make sure that water must be boiled for drinking; making drinks with water; preparing salads and other foods which will not be cooked; brushing teeth; and making ice.
For any queries, people can contact Irish Water’s customer care helpline on 1850 278 278 and updates will be posted on its website.