Uisce Éireann and Waterford City and County Council wish to notify customers supplied by Villierstown Public Water Supply that following remedial works and satisfactory sampling results, the Boil Water Notice is now lifted with immediate effect. This decision follows consultation undertaken with the Health Service Executive (HSE).
All consumers on the Villierstown Public Water Supply can now resume normal use of the water supply for drinking, food preparation and brushing teeth.
The Boil Water Notice was issued on 6 March to protect the health of approximately 310 customers, following increased turbidity which had impacted the treatment processes at the plant.
Drinking water experts from Uisce Éireann and Waterford City and County Council worked hard to lift the notice for impacted customers as quickly and as safely as possible.
The supply is served by a well (borehole) which can be very complex to troubleshoot due various factors such as geology, weather conditions and other local factors impacting it. Following satisfactory water samples confirming that the drinking water was once again compliant with EU drinking water regulations, the Boil Water Notice was removed.
Irish Water’s Ronan Walsh acknowledged the impact of the notice on the community, adding: “Uisce Éireann regrets the inconvenience that the Boil Water Notice had on the community of Villierstown. I would like to thank them for their patience and support while our drinking water experts worked tirelessly with our colleagues in Waterford City and County Council to lift the Boil Water Notice as quickly as it was safe to do so. I would also like to thank the local councillors and the media for their assistance in sharing the information during the period of this boil water notice.
Ronan added: “I am delighted that the works were successful and that we were able to lift the notice for customers ahead of the Easter Weekend. On behalf of Uisce Éireann, I’d like to take this opportunity to wish all our customers a safe and happy Easter.”
The Uisce Éireann Customer Contact Centre, open 24/7 on freephone 1800 278 278, is available to answer queries in relation to the lifting of this notice. Further information is available on www.water.ie.
Uisce Éireann is responsible for the delivery of all public water and wastewater services in Ireland. We are committed to continuously upgrading and developing critical infrastructure to support the growth needed in housing and across our economy, while protecting the environment and safeguarding water supplies.