James Lawless TD has contacted Minister Eoghan Murphy about the ongoing issues at Leixlip Water Treatment Plant and the current boil water notice
I asked the Minister to confirm what measures are being taken to reassure the public that water is being properly treated and is fit for consumption.
James said, “The Minister outlined that he is extremely concerned that this plant has been the subject of two boil water notices in quick succession. He stated that Irish Water and Fingal County Council have implemented automatic plant shutdown on high turbidity if there is a failure to respond to an alarm within 15 minutes. In the case of the current Boil Water Notice, the issues now arising are linked to the need to upgrade the older part of this treatment plant to improve the performance of the plant. In particular, the EPA has identified in its audits that the filters at the plant need to be upgraded. The Minister stated that it is a matter for the EPA and the HSE as regulators – and for Irish Water working with the local authority, to ensure that national standards are complied with.”