Water restored to 7,500 people in Waterford town following major issue at treatment plant
People living in and around Dungarvan should have their water supply back and running by early this afternoon after a major mechanical fault yesterday afternoon.
Up to 7,500 people in the West Waterford town and surrounding areas experienced supply disruption yesterday as a result of issues at the water treatment plant.
Irish Water and Waterford City and County Council worked through the night to undertake emergency works at the Dungarvan Water Treatment Plant and have now fixed the issue and say that water should be returning to all customers by this afternoon.
A statement released this morning by Waterford City and County Council said: “Customers in Dungarvan and surrounding areas experienced supply disruption yesterday as a result of mechanical issues with a pump at the treatment plant.
“Crews worked through the night to carry out repairs and the plant was brought back into production at about 6.30 this morning. Supply should now be returning to all areas affected as the network refills.
“We acknowledge the inconvenience caused by this unplanned issue and wish to apologise for any disruption to residents or businesses,” they concluded.