Sligo councillors request speedy resolution to Lough Talt water issues

Sligo councillors are calling on Irish Water to do all it can to have the new Boil Water Notice affecting 13,000 people on the Lough Talt Supply Scheme lifted as soon as possible.


However, Irish Water says public health is its top priority.


The Boil Water Notice was imposed after cryptosporidium was found in the treatment plant and two people became sick.


A previous Boil Water Notice was lifted only last October.


At yesterday’s meeting of Sligo County Council, councillors also called for no unnecessary delays in granting planning permission for a new treatment plant, which is the ultimate solution to the problem.


Fianna Fail Councillor Keith Henry says continuing Boil Water Notices mean additional cost and incovenience for all those affected

However while cryptosporidium continues to be found in the water, and illness is reported in the community, it appears there’s little Irish Water can do.