Limescale homeowners to seek EPA report on water quality

The owners of limescale-afflicted homes in South Kilkenny are to contact the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to see whether it is possible to get an independent report on water quality in the area.

The owners of limescale-afflicted homes in South Kilkenny are to contact the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to see whether it is possible to get an independent report on water quality in the area.

The homeowners have also now formed an interim committee to seek a solution to their dispute with Kilkenny County Council over water quality in the area. Residents held a public meeting last week to discuss the options available to them, and to establish a committee to progress the limescale issue.

The members have also decided to hold a series of meetings in the South Kilkenny area, beginning with Mooncoin.

Homes in the south have struggled with damage to kettles, showerheads, dishwashers and other household appliances, following the council’s switch to a hardwater source for the mains two years ago. The council says that the water is of the highest quality, but residents say it is costing them a fortune to replace damaged appliances.