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Date released: October 30, 2019
The EPA’s report of the audit undertaken at Leixlip Water Treatment Plant on Thursday 24th October 2019 is now available on the EPA website.
The purpose of the audit was to establish the full facts of the incident which occurred on Monday 21st October, which resulted in a boil water notice being put in place on Tuesday 22nd October, affecting over 600,000 customers. The audit also assessed the corrective actions taken by Irish Water and Fingal County Council, verified the performance of Leixlip Water Treatment Plant and provided evidence to facilitate the lifting of the boil water notice. The audit also reviewed the recommendations of the EPA’s previous audit of 22nd March 2019 and assessed the implementation of the actions taken to address those recommendations.
The main findings of the audit were:
The audit report includes recommendations which should be addressed by Irish Water as a matter of priority. Irish Water is required to submit a report to the EPA no later than 30th November 2019, detailing how it has addressed the audit recommendations.
View the full report online here.