12,000 Uisce Eireann Customers Subject To Boil Water Notice In Addition To Water Supply Disruptions


Approximately 12,000 Uisce Eireann customers in South Tipperary are to be subject to a Boil Water Notice in addition to disruption to supply. A large water main has burst on the Ardfinnan Regional Supply Scheme, Uisce Éireann says it is working to restore supply to as quickly as possible.

All Ardfinnan and surrounding areas, Grange, Knocklofty, Newcastle, Ballyclerihan, Cahir (Clonmel side of the bridge, Tipperary Road and Mitchelstown Road{R913}), Ballingarrane (as far as the Cahir road roundabout Clonmel), Market Hill and Red City area (Fethard).Kilnamack West County Waterford and the Graigue Group Water scheme supplied by Ardfinnan PWS are affected.  

Water Operations Lead for Uisce Éireann, Colin Cunningham says the burst pipe has caused a shut down at the treatment plant and depleted all available water supplies at the reservoir. 

In order to restore supply as quickly as possible, increased flows will be put through the treatment plant which may result in elevated turbidity in the treated water.  As a result, and following consultation with the Health Service Executive, a Boil Water Notice with immediate effect to protect the health of consumers is now in place.

Uisce Éireann has arranged for alternative water supplies to be made available from midday today until normal supply is returned to all customers. Customers are reminded to use their own containers when taking water from the tankers and to boil water before consumption as a precautionary measure as per HSE advice.

Alternative Water Supplies are available from the following locations from midday today:  

Ardfinnan; Newcastle; Clogheen; Knocklofty; Grange; Goatenbridge; Poulmucka Cross; Tipperary Road & Rosemount Estate, CahirThe Uisce Éireann customer care helpline is open 24/7 on 1800 278 278 and customers can also contact the company on the X platform @IWCare with any queries. Updates will also be posted on the Water Supply Updates section of the Uisce Éireann website.