Irish Water and Cavan County Council are advising that disruptions to the Ballyhaise Public Water Supply network will continue for at least another fortnight.
“Essential maintenance” started on the network on Monday last, June 24, and is expected to run until next month, July 8.
A statement issued on the Council’s website said that the Ballyhaise network is being flushed and chlorinated to remove any sediment build up and other deposits.
“Customers may notice a different taste and odour quality over current water quality. The HSE has advised that the water is safe to drink and can be used as normal for the duration of the works.”
Tankered water will also be available at The Square in Ballyhaise Village.
Irish Water and Cavan County Council wish to advise that the Ballyhaise Public Water Supply network will undergo essential maintenance works from Monday, 24th of June until 8th of July. Read more: https://t.co/wQkTJ7qm7E pic.twitter.com/r4TeKAWkNm— Cavan County Council (@cavancoco) June 22, 2019
“As a precautionary measure, it is recommended that any members of the public who obtain water from these tankers boil the water before use,” the spokesperson added.
The works come off the back of an week-long boil water notice served on the Ballyhaise community in July last year.
The restriction was put in place to protect public health following a nitrite exceedance found in the water supply.
Meanwhile, there will be disruption also to the water supply in the town of Belturbet, where the the local authority, working in partnership with Irish Water, is currently undertaking a programme of essential maintenance works at the town reservoir.
The works are expected to cause disruption to the public water supply in the Belturbet area from tomorrow, Wednesday (June 26) and last for almost a week, up to Monday, July 1.
“Elevated areas on the network” in the Erneside town’s environs may experience disruption into Tuesday, July 2, while water supplies replenish, it has been noted.
Again, water tankers will be made available at Centra Supermarket and the Ducking Stool.
Cavan County Council, working in partnership with Irish Water, is undertaking a programme of essential maintenance works, causing disruption to the public water supply in the Belturbet area from Wednesday 26th of June to Monday 1st of July. Read more: https://t.co/h3E1tN5wZJ pic.twitter.com/NOcXol1gNg— Cavan County Council (@cavancoco) June 24, 2019
Again, as a precautionary measure, the Council and Irish Water are recommending that any members of the public who obtain water from these tankers boil it before use.
“We apologise for any inconvenience caused and will endeavour to keep disruption to a minimum.”