Water notice still in place
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.