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Tallanstown residents to meet over Boil Water Notice crisis

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The meeting will take place at Tallanstown Community Hall. Photo Credit: Adrian Crawley.

A public meeting will be held in Tallanstown next week to discuss the ongoing water crisis in the village, brought on by the Boil Water Notice which has been in place in the town since last summer.

The meeting takes place at Tallanstown Community Hall at 8pm on Wednesday January 30. All are welcome to attend to discuss the longstanding issues.

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Louth County Council, along with Irish Water, first issued a Boil Water notice for the area way back in July last year and that has not been lifted since, with 600 customers in the village who are served by the Tallanstown Public Water Supply, still under the notice, down from an initial estimate of 2,000.

Invites to the meeting have been issued to representatives from Irish Water and Louth County Council, as well as a number of elected representatives. As of Friday afternoon, organisers were awaiting reply from Irish Water as to their attendance.

A number of techniques and proposed solutions have been mooted to fix the problem once and for all – the latest being ice-pigging which has been carried out on the watermains in the area throughout January – but as of yet, the Boil Water Request remains in place.

‘Irish Water’s drinking water and operational experts will continue to work with Louth County Council on the issue and will consult with the Health Service Executive to lift the Boil Water Notice for those remaining on the notice as quickly and as safely as possible,” the company said in a statement.

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