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Reservoir Cleaning - Bailieborough and Virginia

Reservoir Cleaning - Bailieborough and Virginia

Irish Water, working in partnership with Cavan County Council, is committed to providing clean and secure drinking water to customers in the Bailieborough and Virginia areas.

Published on: 02 Dec 2019

A recent issue with elevated levels of manganese in the Bailieborough Regional Water Supply Scheme, which supplies Virginia and Mullagh, following exceptional rainfall has led to the necessity for reservoir cleaning in Virginia. This cleaning will flush the water main and clean the water.

While an elevated level of manganese makes the water look muddy or brown, the water is still safe to drink.

Following reservoir cleaning, the water in Bailieborough is now clear and this has started to filter through to Virginia. Reservoirs in Virginia are now being cleaned. This work is ongoing and will be completed by tomorrow at the latest.

Irish Water, working in partnership with Cavan County Council, would like to thank customers for their patience while this necessary work is ongoing.

To contact Irish Water, call 1850 278 278 / International +353 1 707 2828. Lines are open 24 hours a day, seven days a week. (Please note that the rates charged for 1850 numbers may vary across different service providers. Calls from mobiles may be more expensive).