Customers still seeking solutions to boil water notice almost three months on

Irish Water is currently looking at supplying customers on the Killavullen Public Water Supply – which has now been under a boil water notice for almost three consecutive months – with adjacent water supply zones.

A response recently issued to Cork East TD, Sean Sherlock claimed that Irish Water is developing a ‘staged approach’ to develop a more robust and stable supply for those dependent on the supply. In the immediate term, supplying customers via adjacent water supply zones will reduce the number of customers on the Killavullen scheme, the response noted.

Interim solutions are also being investigated by the water supply service, entailing upgraded disinfection and enhanced protection of the source.

“We are continuing to monitor the water source at Killavullen. The turbidity events that gave rise to the need for a boil water notice are still persisting and unfortunately, we haven’t met the criteria for lifting yet,” Irish Water stated.

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