The people of Kilconnell can finally enjoy a glass of water straight from the tap as a boil water notice has been lifted after 16 months in place.
The Boil Water notice was first imposed by Irish Water on June 18, 2018 due to elevated levels of turbidity in the water supply for roughly 250 people.
Turbidity is a measurement of how cloudy or hazy water is, caused by a large amount of particles in the water individually invisible to the naked eye.
For more than a year now Irish Water has been looking for a new water supply for the Kilconnell area. Initial efforts to drill new boreholes were unsuccessful.
In recent months a connection was laid to the Cappataggle Group Water Scheme, with a new pipeline linking it to the Kilconnell water network.
The boil water notice has now been lifted following on from advice from the HSE after extensive mains flushing resulted in clean water quality samples being returned.
Tim O Connor, Irish Water Operations Lead Engineer for Galway, said “I’d like to acknowledge the impact and disruption that the Boil Water Notice has had on the residents of Kilconnell, and to thank the local community for their cooperation and patience whilst we resolved this issue.
“I would also like to thank the community of Cappatagle for facilitating a connection to their water supply which has led to the boil water notice being lifted.”
“Irish Water’s priority is the provision of safe clean drinking water and safeguarding that water supply for the future is a vital focus.”