IN THE aftermath of extensive damage caused by the storm on “Wild Wednesday”, Limerick County Council, on the advice of the HSE and following consultation with Irish Water, has lifted precautionary Boil Water Notices at a number of locations throughout County Limerick.
Due to extensive power outages affecting water pumping stations and treatment plants, the local authority says the decision to issue a countywide notice earlier today was made over concerns water supplies throughout the County could not be treated to the standards required by the Drinking Water Regulations.
However, boil water notices have since been lifted at the following locations:
– Abbeyfeale (including Athea, Mountcollins, and Touranafulla),
– South West Regional (including Broadford, Dromcollogher, Kilmeedy and Feoghanagh/Castlemahon, Glin, Ballyhahill, Shanagolden, Askeaton, Loghill),
– Newcastle West (including Ardagh).
A Council spokesperson said: “The boil water notice affecting a number of locations has been lifted after power was restored and subsequent testing of water supplies demonstrated that the water was suitable for consumption. Public water supplies at a number of other locations throughout the county will be tested tomorrow morning with a view to lifting boil water notices there.”
“The supply to the Limerick City and Environs area remains unaffected by the Boil Water Notice and continues to be safe for drinking,” the spokesperson added.
Limerick County Council will issue updates via its website (www.lcc.ie) and via announcements on local radio.