Warning over bogus boil water notice circulating in Limerick

Irish Water Limerick Operations Manager Duane O'Brien.

IRISH Water has warned that a social media message telling consumers in the Foynes/Shannon Estuary Public Water Supply area that they have to boil their water is false.

Irish Water Operations Lead for County Limerick, Duane O’Brien said. “I would like to assure our customers on the Foynes/Shannon Estuary Public Water Supply, that the water is completely safe to consume.

“I would ask that people stop sharing these incorrect messages as it is causing people to boil their water when it is not necessary to do so. Public health is Irish Water’s primary concern and putting a Boil Water Notice in place in consultation with the HSE is only done so when absolutely necessary,” he explained.

There is no requirement for this to be in place for the Foynes/Shannon Estuary Public Water Supply and we hope this official statement reassures the community.”