Jackie Cahill Highlights Concerns For Tipperary Water Quality

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Major water quality concerns in County Tipperary have been highlighted in recent days by Fianna Fáil T.D. for Tipperary, Jackie Cahill.

In light of the ongoing boil-water notice in Borrisokane in the last week, combined with notices that have been in place in certain parts of Golden for over a year, as well as capacity concerns of wastewater treatment plants right across the county, Deputy Jackie Cahill T.D. has raised his serious concerns for water quality in Tipperary.

Deputy Cahill said: “It is clear that significant investment is needed in both water treatment and wastewater treatment plants across the county. Over 1,700 people in Borrisokane have been subject to a boil-water notice for a week at this stage due to the presence of a particular parasite that is present in the water locally. From representations I have been making in relation to this issue, I understand that the lack of UV treatment of water in the Borrisokane plant is an issue. It is clear to me that significant investment is needed in both the Borrisokane and Cloughjordan plants, among other water treatment plants around the county, to install these UV treatment processes, to ensure that water is treated as effectively and efficiently as possible to avoid contamination”.