14 June 2017 Go back to News
Boil Water Notice in Millstreet water supply scheme lifted with immediate effect
Resolution provides customers with a much improved water supply
Irish Water is pleased to announce that a Boil Water Notice that has been in place since May 19 in Millstreet has now been lifted. The lifting of the notice, on the advice of the Health Service Executive, follows the completion of work to install a new ultraviolet (UV) disinfection system at the treatment plant. Users of the Millstreet Pubic Water Supply Scheme can now resume normal use of water for drinking, food preparation and brushing teeth.
This notice was put in place as a precautionary measure by Irish Water and Cork County Council last month following the detection of low levels of cryptosporidium in the supply. To address the issue, funding of €210,000 was provided for the installation of two UV disinfection units, micro filters and ancillary works at the treatment plant. Following the completion of this work this week, the supply now has a fully validated cryptosporidium inactivation barrier, providing customers with a safe water supply.
Paul Cremin, Irish Water’s Capital Programmes Regional Lead, commented “Irish Water and Cork County Council would like to thank the people of Millstreet for their patience, cooperation and assistance while this Boil Water Notice was in place and we greatly regret any inconvenience caused as a result. We are pleased to confirm that, as a result of this work, all those served by the Millstreet Public Water Supply Scheme will now enjoy a much improved water supply with an effective barrier against cryptosporidium.”
Irish Water and the local authority/HSE Water Quality Liaison Group will continue to meet and review ongoing process control, monitoring and testing of the drinking water supply.
Our customer care team are available 24/7 on 1850 278 278 to answer your queries in relation to this water notice.