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23/09/2021

Foul smelling water problem in Newbridge, Kildare and Athy solved

Chlorine the issue

Foul smelling water problem in Newbridge, Kildare and Athy solved

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A problem involving foul- smelling and strong-tasting water has been solved, Irish Water says.

The company had recieved complaints from residents in Newbridge, Kildare town and Athy regarding smells from the tap water.

"My understanding is that the water from the Barrow supply has been over chlorinated," Cllr Mark Lynch (SF) told the Leinster Leader.

He had asked the water company to investigate, and questioned if Irish Water outsources the treatment of the water supply from the River Barrow.

He also asked what is the lower and upper level of chlorine allowable to enter the water supply.

Irish Water responded that “the local water department have confirmed that the chlorine levels in the supply have now been reduced to resolve the issue.

“It may take several days for the residents to notice the result in their supply."

As regards the issue of who treats the water, they said they would get back to him.

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