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Water Advisory Board concerned over timeline of Eyrecourt boil notice

Aug 16, 2022 17:08 By Shannonside News
Water Advisory Board concerned over timeline of Eyrecourt boil notice Water Advisory Board concerned over timeline of Eyrecourt boil notice
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The body is concerned over the length of time the village has been on the notice

The Water Advisory Body says it's concerned that the Boil Water notice in Eyrecourt Ballinasloe is lasting so long.

The body which was set up in 2018 to report to government on Irish Waters performance says it isn't happy that 20 out of 21 boil water notices in place around the country are exceeding 30 says.

It says this means the solution to fix the problem with the plant can't be addressed quickly, and requires significant investment.

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Works have begun on the Eyrecourt system which is affecting over 300 households and premises, but there's no date as yet on when the boil notice will be lifted.

Michelle Minihan from the advisory body says they want to see significant improvement in the length of time people are affected by these issue:

Part of the population, about 350 people were put on a boil water notice in February

These people remain on the boil water notice.

There's works to be done by Irish Water to replace cast iron mains work.

That started in June 2022 but is not completed yet.

Those kind of long term boil water notices are a concern for the water advisory body.

Yes boil notices are necessary to protect public health where there is a risk to people's health, but the Water Advisory board is clear those notices should be in place for as short a time as possible.

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