Great news this morning

Irish Water lift boil water notice for Kiltyclogher 'with immediate effect'

Leonie McKiernan


Leonie McKiernan

Over 330 people on a boil water notice since August 2015 have been given the welcome news that the notice has been officially removed for the Kiltyclogher Public Water Supply Scheme.

Irish Water and Leitrim County Council confirmed that the boil water notice has been lifted "with immediate effect".

A boil water notice was put in place in August 2015 as it was felt that the source was vulnerable to contamination, particularly during dry spells.

Irish Water subsequently appointed a contractor, Ward and Burke Construction Ltd, to construct a new interconnecting rising mains and new pumping station to extend the North Leitrim Regional Water Supply Scheme to supply the Kiltyclogher Public Water Supply.

These works have now been completed and fully treated and compliant water is being supplied to the 333 people on the Kiltyclogher scheme. The works also included the construction of a new 4.5km distribution main from Coolodonnell reservoir to supply the village of Rossinver.

In a statement issued to the Leitrim Observer this week, Irish Water and Leitrim County Council thanked the general public for "their patience, cooperation and assistance during the period of the boil water notice". The statement went on to say they greatly regretted "any inconvenience caused to householders, the farming and the business communities" as a result.