A local councillor has said that the Glencullen boil water notice could have been avoided.

Over the Christmas, the boil water notice was put in place for the south Dublin area, after the discovery of the bacteria Giardia in a routine sample test.

Local councillor Lettie Mc Carthy (LAB) shared the frustration and upset of residents in Glencullen.

She told Dublin Gazette that she wants to see an end to Irish Water’s “excuses”.

“This could have been avoided had Irish Water delivered on their promises to have the new system in place over a year ago.

“I have been working with Irish Water since 2015 to have the Glencullen area served by the new supply from Burrow Road Reservoir and there is always an excuse and more delays.

“Back in 2016, I was told they were awaiting a new electricity supply to the pumping site at Ballyedmonduff and once complete they would changeover the water supply. Irish Water expected that these works would be complete by end of Q2 2017.

“Last October, IW apologised for the delay in connecting this supply and said it was due to the recent drought as there was inadequate water to clean the out of service Reservoir at Ballyedmonduff  and assured me work would commence in November 2018 and works to commence supplying the Glencullen area from the Dublin Regional Supply in January 2019.”

Commitment Cllr Mc Carthy is calling on Irish Water to fulfil their commitment to her and the residents of Glencullen and commence supplying the Glencullen area from the Dublin Regional Supply immediately.

She added: “I would also advise residents who are served by private wells to have their water tested on a regular basis.”