Boil notice lifted on County Limerick water scheme

Irish Water Limerick Operations Manager Duane O'Brien.

FOLLOWING the completion of remedial measures, Irish Water has lifted the boil water notice that has been in effect since May 19 on the Castletown/Ballyagran public water supply. 

This decision to lift the notice with immediate effect follows consultation with the Health Service Executive and the receipt of satisfactory monitoring results.

The notice was originally issued as a precaution due to inadequate disinfection because of UV treatment breakdown.

Irish Water Operations Lead Duane O’Brien said Irish Water operation and compliance experts worked with colleagues in Limerick City and County Council to ensure the notice could be lifted as quickly as possible.

“All consumers on the Castletown/Ballyagran public water supply can now resume normal use of the water supply for drinking, food preparation and brushing teeth,” Mr O’Brien explained.

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“Irish Water and Limerick City and County Council wish to thank everyone for their patience, co-operation and assistance during this boil water notice and we greatly regret any inconvenience caused to homes and businesses in the community.

“Irish Water and the Local Authority and the Health Service Executive Water Liaison Group will continue to review ongoing process control, monitoring and testing of the drinking water supply”.