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Boil Water Notice to remain in place in Tallanstown until further notice

Boil Water Notice to remain in place in Tallanstown until further notice

Irish Water have issued an update in relation to the Boil Water Notice currently in place for the Tallanstown Public Water Supply, saying it will remain in place until further notice.

The Boil Water Notice has been in place since July 30th and affects approximately 2,000 people served by the Tallanstown PWS. The areas affected include Tallanstown; Louth Village; Knockbridge; Carnalogue; Mills of Louth; Knockdillon and surrounding areas.

Irish Water said the Boil Water Notice was put in place as a precautionary measure as they continue vital work to improve and safeguard the supply.

They said: “Our drinking water and operational experts, in partnership with Louth County Council, are continuing to work closely with the Health Service Executive and the Environmental Protection Agency to lift this BWN as quickly and as safely as possible. The BWN was put in place as a precautionary measure following issues with the treatment process which impacted on the disinfection process at the Water Treatment Plant. This led to inadequate chlorination of the public water supply.

“We have carried out tank cleaning and reservoir cleaning at the plant. The performance of the water treatment plant and water quality monitoring is continuing to ensure consistent water treatment. Flushing of the watermains in the area is ongoing, this is an essential piece of work to maintain the network and is carried out on watermains across the country. We have also contacted all registered vulnerable customers affected by this Boil Water Notice.

“We acknowledge the impact and inconvenience caused by this BWN to homes and businesses in the Tallanstown area. We wish to thank the community for their ongoing patience and cooperation while we work to resolve this issue. Our priority is the provision of safe, clean drinking water and safeguarding that water supply for the future is a vital focus.

“Updates are available on the Supply and Services Updates section on our website, on Twitter @IWCare and via our customer care helpline open 24/7 on 1850 278 278. Further information can also be found on our Boil Water Notices section of the website.”

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