Wa­ter notice still in place

Wicklow People (Arklow) - - NEWS -

A ‘Do Not Con­sume’ notice is­sued on Christ­mas Eve over the pub­lic wa­ter sup­ply in Kil­te­gan re­mains in place.

Ir­ish Wa­ter, hav­ing con­sulted with the HSE, is­sued the notice to all 269 cus­tomers on the Kil­te­gan Wa­ter Sup­ply Scheme af­ter el­e­vated lev­els of ni­trate were found in the wa­ter sup­ply.

From Mon­day, daily dis­tri­bu­tion hours for bot­tled wa­ter were ex­tended to ac­com­mo­date those re­turn­ing to work fol­low­ing Christ­mas.

Bot­tled wa­ter will be pro­vided daily from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. be­side Katie Lowes Pub, in­clud­ing week­ends.

The notice means that wa­ter can’t be used for drink­ing, drinks made with wa­ter, food prepa­ra­tion, the brush­ing of teeth or the mak­ing of ice.

The wa­ter also should not be used for mak­ing up in­fant for­mula for bot­tled fed in­fants. The wa­ter can be used for per­sonal hy­giene, bathing, flush­ing toi­lets, laun­dry and wash­ing of uten­sils.

Ir­ish Wa­ter and Wick­low County Coun­cil will con­tinue to li­aise with the HSE with a view to lift­ing this drink­ing wa­ter re­stric­tion as soon as prac­ti­ca­ble. In May of 2018 an­other ‘Do Not Con­sume’ notice was in place in Kil­te­gan for over a month.

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