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New solution for water problems in Barndarrig


Deputy Jennifer Whitmore at Barndarrig.

Deputy Jennifer Whitmore at Barndarrig.

Deputy Jennifer Whitmore at Barndarrig.


SOCIAL Democrats TD Jennifer Whitmore has welcomed Irish Water’s decision to connect Barndarrig to the Redcross water supply.

On February 9, a Do Not Consume notice was issued by Irish Water to 213 customers on the Barndarrig Public Water Supply after elevated levels of nitrate were found in the water supply.

The notice remained in place for close to six months and was only lifted on July 16. In addition to a comprehensive investigative monitoring programme, remedial works were undertaken at the Barndarrig Water Treatment Plant which included the installation of additional online monitoring equipment and associated controls.

Deputy Whitmore said; “After seeking an update from Irish Water on the on-going water supply issue for Barndarrig residents, I was thrilled to get confirmation that Irish Water will connect the area to a more stable supply of water at Redcross. This will resolve all current and future water quality issues but will also give security of supply for the town as it grows.

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“This will require some work however, due to commence in November and will take between two and four months. I am hopeful there will be minimum disruption for residents as works take place and I will remain in contact with Irish Water throughout the process.

“This should come as a such a relief to Barndarrig residents who have been dealing with the frustration of a Do Not Consumer notice during the height of the pandemic, and struggling under so much uncertainty as a result. This should bring some closure to this ongoing issue and hopefully bring back some normality as a result. In the meantime, I will be seeking further details as to the project and keep the residents updated.”