Boil water notice lifted from county Kilkenny town’s water supply
A boil water notice in effect for nearly four weeks at a county Kilkenny town has today been lifted.
The Ballragget Public Water Supply, which services 1,282 consumers, had been placed under a boil water notice since February 11, as a precaution due to inadequate disinfection of the water at the plant.
Following consultation between the Health Service Executive, Irish Water and, Kilkenny County Council, the notice was lifted with immediate effect this afternoon.
All consumers on the Ballyragget Public Water Supply can now resume normal use of the water supply for drinking, food preparation and brushing teeth.
Irish Water’s Operations Lead, James O’Toole said, “We were acutely aware that the Boil Water Notice caused the community in Ballyragget a great level of inconvenience and we apologies for that, however, we need to ensure that public health is protected at all times when it comes to the public water supply and this is why we imposed the Boil Water Notice.
“We have managed the situation on-site with Kilkenny County Council to ensure we resume the normal supply of drinking water following an intensive period of monitoring and testing the water quality.
“Having consulted with our colleagues in the HSE, we are happy to lift the Boil Water Notice,” Mr O’Toole added.