Irish Water issues boil notice in southwest Wicklow

Ecoli detected in supply after fault at treatment plan triggers inadequate chlorine dose

The boil water notice will remain in place until the results of the sampling process are known. Photograph: Getty Images

The boil water notice will remain in place until the results of the sampling process are known. Photograph: Getty Images

 

Irish Water has issued a boil water notice to consumers in parts of Co Wicklow after ecoli was detected in the supply.

The boil water notice was issued on Tuesday afternoon affecting some 600 houses on the Aughrim Annacurragh public water supply scheme in southwest Wicklow.

According to Irish Water a malfunction occurred at the Aughrim Annacurragh treatment plant on Sunday which resulted in lower than normal levels of chlorine dosing.

Subsequent sampling of the water identified the presence of ecoli. Chlorine dosing was returned to normal operational levels on Monday morning.

Irish Water said it was carrying out further sampling to ensure drinking water is compliant and safe for public consumption. The boil water notice will remain in place until the results of the sampling process are known.