Breaking: Fears for babies with Ballyragget water supply

Brian Keyes

Reporter:

Brian Keyes

A map of the area

Map of Ballyragget area

Following consultation with the HSE, consumers on the Ballyragget Water Supply scheme have been  notified that water on this scheme is not suitable for consumption by babies under the age of six months.

This is due to elevated levels of nitrate levels in the water supply. 

Irish Water and Kilkenny County Council are liaising with the Health Service Executive with a view to lifting drinking water restrictions as soon as practicable  - check out  www.water.ie  or Irish Water Customer Contact Centre: 1890 278 278 for updates.

A further notice will be issued after more testing on the public water supply.