Water production at the Vartry Water Treatment Works at Roundwood has reduced due to seasonal impacts of algae in the source water. Irish Water and Wicklow County Council are working together to restore supply.
The algae occurs naturally in clean fresh water and though it does not pose a health risk, it slows the treatment processes at the production plant. As a result, the water supplies to Northeast County Wicklow are badly affected.
Customers are requested to conserve water to assist in restoration of service at the earliest possible time.
It is not planned to interrupt supply tonight Tuesday 6th May. A further assessment of shut offs required will be made on Wednesday 7th May.
Properties at a high elevation in the area of Kilmacanogue (Glencormac, Rocky Valley, Quill Rd), Kilpedder (Tinnapark, Old Downs Road), Delgany (Kindlestown, Bellevue) and Newcastle (Timmore Lane) will suffer a loss of water during the day time, but should receive water which should be sufficient to fill storage tanks during night time hours.
It is expected that all consumers will get some water from the public mains for a period within the 24 hour day.
Tankers are in place at the following areas:
• Wingfield Farm, Glencormack, on road number L1019 (Glencormack to Tinnahinch road).
• Bellevue Hill/Kindlestown Rise, Delgany.
• Old Downs Road – also serving Tinnapark, Kilpedder
• Timmore Lane (south of Newtownmountkennedy)
• La Touche Road Carpark, Greystones
Location of Tankers is subject to change.
Water from Tankers should be boiled before use.
Head of Communications and Corporate Services
For customer queries, please contact 1890 278 278