‘Do Not Consume’ notice on Kiltegan Water Supply lifted after seven months
THE Do Not Consume notice for the Kiltegan Water Supply Scheme has been lifted after seven months. Residents have had to use bottled water for drinking since the notice was put in place in January due to elevated nitrate levels in the water.
Irish Water confirmed yesterday (Tuesday) that normal use of the water supply for drinking can resume.
Cllr Gerry O’Neill, cathaoirleach of Baltinglass Municipal District said, ‘I’m delighted the notice has finally been lifted. The people of Kiltegan can now get back to some normality. However, the situation went on for far too long and hopefully, this is now the end of it.’
Irish Water, in partnership with Wicklow County Council had recently installed a new nitrate treatment system at the Kiltegan Water Treatment Plant.
Following consultation with the HSE, an Irish Water spokesperson said that ‘the water supply is now compliant with drinking water regulations, and normal use of the water supply for drinking, food preparation, and brushing teeth can resume.’
John O’Donoghue, Regional Operations Manager with Irish Water, said: ‘Irish Water is aware of the impact and inconvenience caused by this Do Not Consume Notice to homes and businesses in the Kiltegan area. We wish to thank the community in Kiltegan for their patience and cooperation while this issue was resolved.’