Uisce Eireann is to commence upgrade works at the Rossadrehid Water Treatment Plant(WTP) by July.
Customers in the Thomastown area are now being supplied from the Rossadrehid WTP having been supplied by a borehole in Thomastown in recent months.
Uisce Eireann says that when demand for water increases during the Summer the borehole supply will have to be brought back into use.
Water from the Thomastown boreholes will also be used as various stages of the works in Rossadrehid to be able to meet the level of demand for water in the area.
Uisce Éireann is working on creating a long term solution to provide additional capacity for the Galtee Regional Scheme to meet both current peak demands and to cater for future growth. These solutions will be outlined in the Regional Water Resources Plan which is due to be published in late Summer 2023/early Autumn 2023.
Residents in the area say the water from the borehole is not up to an acceptable standard and that the water is from a hard source which causes damage to electrical appliances.
Uisce Eireann is also currently working to resolve an issue that affects 22 properties on the Fourpenny Road and a section of the Thomastown to Bansha Road (L4306). Due to inadequate levels of chlorine detected in this part of the network a Boil Water Notice was issued on 13 April to these consumers served from a section of cast Iron water main.
The Galtee Regional Scheme serves in excess of 15,000 customers, however this Boil Water Notice impacts just 22 properties.
All impacted customers received a hand delivered notice.
It is only customers who are in receipt of the notice are impacted.
All water leaving the treatment plant and all of the treatment plants on the scheme is fully complaint and meets the Drinking Water Regulations according to Uisce Eireann.