A Skeheenarinky resident has welcomed the lifting of a seven-year boil water notice in the area following upgrade works at the Glengarra treatment centre, but says he still has concerns over what areas should have been affected by the parameters of the boil water notice. 

The completion of the works allowed the boil water notice, affecting close to 200 people in the area, to be lifted.

Declan Duggan, the Black Road, Skeheenarinky, said that if the renovations only took place at the plant and not on the pipes, should all of the area serviced by the treatment centre not have been on a boil water notice for the past seven years?

“I fully except that the water is clean coming out the gate, we are grateful, there have been millions spent on a new treatment plant. But, why weren’t all those other houses (serviced by Glengarra treatment centre) on a boil water notice? It doesn’t make sense. I suspect that all those other houses should have been on a boil water notice too,” said Mr Duggan.

A statement issued by Irish Water said the cause of the boil water notice being in place in Skeheenarinky was organic material, which caused low chlorine levels in the water.

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