UPDATE: 4,600 Kilkenny householders have their water supply restored
More than 4,600 people in county Kilkenny who were once again facing up to water restrictions just weeks after being told they were lifted will be delighted to hear their supply has been restored.
In a statement released this afternoon, Irish Water said: “Irish Water working in partnership with Kilkenny County Council have successfully restored the water treatment plant to full capacity at Bennettsbridge and as a result, no further restrictions will be put in place.”
The Bennetsbridge scheme has been beset with issues for the past two years. The 4,600 customers have had endure overnight water bans for months on end, as well a seemingly endless boil water notices and hosepipe bans.
There was huge relief in the area at the start of the month when Bennettsbridge was removed from the Environmental Protection Agency’s remedial action list. At that time residents were informed their water was fine to drink from the tap.
The main areas affected are those that are supplied by the Rathduff reservoir, which are, Bennettsbridge, Danesfort, Sevenhouses, Annamult, Kells, Dunnamaggin, Ennisnag, Dungarvan, Tullaherin, Rathduff and surrounding areas.