1,200 affected by County Limerick boil water notice

Irish Water Limerick Operations Manager Duane O'Brien.

FOLLOWING consultation with the Health Service Executive, Irish Water has issued  a precautionary Boil Water Notice for the Castletown/Ballyagran Public Water Supply with immediate effect.

The notice was issued after it was found that the water supply was potentially unsafe to drink due to inadequate disinfection because of UV treatment breakdown.

Around 1,204 people are affected by the notice.

Customers can check if they are impacted by the notice by logging on to www.water.ie/help/water-quality/ and entering their property’s Eircode in the search bar.

Irish Water’s Duane O’Brien said that the primary focus was and always will be the protection of public health.

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“Staff from Irish Water and Limerick City and County Council are working to implement solutions to lift the notice as quickly and as safely as possible in consultation with the HSE,” he explained.

In the meantime, all customers on this supply are advised to boil and cool their water before use until further notice.

“We regret the impact that this will have on the local community and would like to assure them that we are prioritising works to restore a safe water supply with a view of lifting the notice as soon as it is safe to do so.

“Vulnerable customers who have registered with Irish Water will receive direct communication on the notice and are reminded that the water is safe to consume once boiled and cooled,” he added.