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Ballaghaderreen resident calls for better communication from Irish Water

Jan 12, 2023 17:26 By Shannonside News
Ballaghaderreen resident calls for better communication from Irish Water
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Sue McMillan says the fact Irish Water were aware repairs were being carried out, and the colouring of the water had been impacted, customers should have been notified.

A Ballaghaderreen resident is calling for better communication from Irish Water following the discolouration of the supply this week.

In a statement Uisce Eireann say this was as a result of repair works which were carried out at the plant earlier this week and the disturbance of sediment in the pipework.

Sue McMillan says the fact Irish Water were aware repairs were being carried out, and the colouring of the water had been impacted, customers should have been notified.

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Despite assurances from the company that the water is safe to drink, Sue says she will continue to use bought bottled water for the moment.

The west Roscommon woman, who on occasion operates a certified kitchen, feels customers should be made aware of these situations.

"We had absolutely no warning at all. If we had known that this was happening, we would not have run the water, and I certainly wouldn't have had a shower because what happens now is, because I'd emptied the system having a shower, that chocolate brown water is now in all our internal systems so why did they not give us notice? A HSE registered kitchen should be made aware of this. We have to comply. We have to get water samples from them to make sure that it's ok to use in out products when we use so is there no accountability the other way?".

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