Breathnach says it’s unacceptable that 600 remain without clean water in Tallanstown

Local TD Declan Breathnach has welcomed the fact that the Boil Water Notice in Mid Louth has been partially lifted but said it isunacceptable that 600 people still can’t use water freely in their own houses.

Irish Water yesterday lifted the Boil Water Notice that has been in place since July 30th for customers in Louth Village; Knockbridge; Carnalogue; Mills of Louth; Knockdillon and surrounding areas.

However, the Boil Water Notice remains in place for those in Chestnut Grove; Castle View; Rathbrist cottages; Glyde road; Tallansfield Manor; Glyde View and Tullarsfield.

Reacting to the news, Fianna Fáil TD Breathnach said: “Firstly, I welcome the fact that many areas and houses are finally finished with the Boil Water Notice. But the fact remains that 600 people still cannot use water in their house without boiling it. This is hugely frustrating and a massive inconvenience for families.

“Irish Water need to be upfront about approximately when these people can expect the Boil Water Notice to be lifted. Everyone accepts these works need to happen but it’s not right that this has lasted since July. As I have suggested before, Water should be pumped from Cavan Hill and Ardee Water Treatment plant to serve customers who are still under the Boil Water Notice.”