12 Aug 2022

WATCH: Shocking video of brown tap water at Waterford home goes viral

A video of brown water flowing from a tap at a Waterford home has gone viral overnight. 

Clonea Power resident Johnny Kavanagh took to social media to vent his disgust at the water supply, an on and off problem that has been going on for 20 years. 

Local Sinn Féin councillor Declan Clune said that, "residents have had enough" after the video shed yet more light on the ongoing issue. The clip has been shared more than 1,000 times and has racked up more than 50,000 views since Wednesday night. 

"The residents have had to put up with this for 20+ years, unable to have a bath and destroying appliances like showers and washing machines," Cllr Clune said.

"A new supply is due to come online shortly but in the meantime what about the residents of Clonea Power? How are families supposed to manage?" Cllr Clune fumed.

Cllr Clune said he has contacted Irish Water and demanded they send someone to fix the problem.

Speaking on Thursday, Cllr Clune said, "Irish Water have advised me that the new system should be connected and this issue should be resolved, but it clearly isn’t."

"It's simply not good enough anymore," he added. 


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