1,200 Waterford residents forced to boil water for foreseeable future
A boil water notice has been issued in county Waterford, with more than 1200 people affected
Irish Water this afternoon issued the Boil Water Notice for the Kill/Ballylaneen Public Water Scheme which covers Annestown, Bonmahon, Ballylaneen, Ballyvadden, and Kill.
No timeline has been provided as the when the Boil notice will be lifted.
Irish Water said: “Following consultation with the Health Service Executive (HSE), Irish Water and Waterford City & County Council can confirm that a Boil Water Notice has been put in place with immediate effect for all customers served by the Kill/Ballylaneen Public Water Scheme.
“The Boil Water Notice has been put in place for approximately 1,200 people in this area due to the detection of cryptosporidium entering the Kill/Ballylaneen supply.
“Irish Water’s drinking water compliance and operational experts are working with colleagues in Waterford City and County Council to resolve the issue as quickly and as safely as possible.
“Customers in the aforementioned areas are advised to boil water before use until further notice.
“Irish Water has made direct contact with customers registered on our vulnerable customers register affected by this Boil Water Notice. Irish Water would like to remind customers to follow the HSE COVID-19 advice and ensure frequent handwashing.”