By Emma Connolly
A TOTAL of 155 residents of Minane Bridge have not been able to drink their water since the start of July.
Following advice from the HSE, Irish Water and the County Council put a âDo Not Consume' notice in place due to high levels of manganese in the supply.Â
Local FG Cllr Aidan Lombard criticised the lack of progress being made by Irish Water to rectify the problem and called for the area to be connected to the mains in Fountainstown as a matter of urgency.
âOur water plant was built 40 years ago to cater for nine houses, now there's 50 houses here. This is going to be an ongoing issue unless it's dealt with.'
Irish Water said that the monitoring of water quality in the supply was continuing and apologised for the inconvenience.
In a Tweet to Irish Water on July 20th, a local resident said the water there was âbrown, foul smelling and disgusting'. The response from Irish Water was: âHi there, we've no reports for that area. DM your name, address & contact number, will look into this for you. Thanks.'