Boil Water Notice lifted for Coolgreany Public Water Supply

02 December 2021

Irish Water, working in partnership with Wexford County Council wishes to notify customers on the Coolgreany Public Water Supply that following the completion of remedial measures and the receipt of satisfactory monitoring results, the boil water notice which has been in place is now lifted with immediate effect. This decision follows consultation undertaken with the Health Service Executive. Following consultation with the Health Service Executive, Irish Water and Wexford County Council issued a boil water notice on the Coolgreany Public Water Supply on the 29th November 2021.

All consumers on the Coolgreany Public Water Supply can now resume normal use of the water supply for drinking, food preparation and brushing teeth.

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

The Irish Water Customer Contact Centre (1800 278 278) is available to answer customer queries in relation to this water notice. Further information is available on our website.

Irish Water and Wexford County Council acknowledge the patience, cooperation and assistance of the general public during the period of the boil water notice and greatly regrets any inconvenience caused to householders and the business community.

Previous Updates

Irish Water, working in partnership with Wexford County Council wishes to advise customers on the Coolgreany Public Water Supply that the Boil Water Notice issued yesterday remains in place to protect the health of consumers. In addition, Irish Water would like to remind customers that water that has been in storage since Sunday November 28, should also be boiled. The decision to put a Boil Water Notice in place was made following consultation with the HSE due to water with low residual disinfectant entering the supply on Sunday, November 28. Water held in storage, used to make ice or bottled on Sunday should also be boiled as a precaution. Irish Water also wishes to advise that should any customer begin to feel unwell, to please contact your medical practitioner for advice immediately.

This notice applies to all consumers on the Coolgreany Public Water Supply. All consumers affected by this notice must boil their water before drinking. A map of the Coolgreany Water Supply, detailing the areas affected, is available on www.water.ie

Areas Affected:

All Consumers on the Coolgreany Town Public Water Supply.

Water must be boiled (rolling boil for 1 minute and then cooled) for: 

  • Drinking
  • Preparing Drinks made with water
  • Preparation of salads and similar foods, which are not cooked prior to eating
  • Brushing of teeth and/or gargling
  • Making of ice. However, ensure you first discard all existing ice cubes in fridges and freezers and filtered water in fridges

IMPORTANT: Boil water by bringing to a vigorous, rolling boil and allow to cool. Cover and store in a refrigerator or cold place. Water from the hot tap of kitchen or bathroom sinks is not safe to drink.
 
You do not have to boil your water for the following:

  • Personal hygiene, baths and showers
  • Flushing of toilets
  • Watering plants and flowers

Caution:

  • Domestic water filters will not render water safe to drink
  • Caution should be taken when bathing children to ensure that they do not swallow thebathing water
  • Discard ice cubes in fridges and freezers and filtered water in fridges. Make ice from cooled boiled water
  • If you have pets and are concerned about the impact of providing mains water while this BWN is in place, you should ask your local vet for advice

Only use Prepared Water (boiled and cooled) for the following situations.

  • When preparing foods that will not be cooked (e.g. washingand preparing salads)
  • Preparing Infant Formula. Where a Boil Water Notice is in place, you can prepare infant formula from tap water that has been boiled once (rolling boil for 1 minute) and cooled beforehand. Bottled water can also be used to make up infant formula. All bottled water, with the exception of natural mineral water, is regulated to the same standard as drinking water. It is best not to use bottled water labelled as ‘Natural Mineral Water’ as it can have high levels of sodium (salt) and other minerals, although it rarely does. ‘Natural Mineral Water’ can be used if no other water is available, for as short a time as possible, as it is important to keep babies hydrated. If bottled water is used to make up infant formula it should be boiled once (rolling boil for 1 minute) and cooled in the normal way. Ready-to-use formula that does not need added water can also be used.

Always Take Care:

Care should be taken with boiled water to avoid burns and scalds. Accidents can easily happen, especially with children.

How long before the boil water notice can be lifted?

We do not know at present, but Irish Water and Wexford County Council will continue to liaise and consult with the Health Service Executive with a view to lifting the Boil Water Notice as soon as practicable

How will we keep you informed?

You will be kept informed through the following media:
Website: www.water.ie
Irish Water Customer Contact Centre: 1800 278 278

Vulnerable customers who have registered their details with IW will be directly contacted.

Irish Water, working in partnership with Wexford County Council has issued a Boil Water Notice with immediate effect to protect the health of consumers that are supplied by the Coolgreany Public Water Supply. Due to a risk of potentially inadequately disinfected water entering the supply and following HSE consultation it has been confirmed that a BWN is now issued for Coolgreany PWS, Co. Wexford.

This notice applies to all consumers on the Coolgreany Public Water Supply. All consumers affected by this notice must boil their water before drinking. A map of the Coolgreany Water Supply, detailing the areas affected, is available on our website.

Areas Affected: All Consumers on the Coolgreany Town Public Water Supply.

Water must be boiled (rolling boil for 1 minute and then cooled) for: 

  • Drinking
  • Preparing Drinks made with water
  • Preparation of salads and similar foods, which are not cooked prior to eating
  • Brushing of teeth and/or gargling
  • Making of ice. However, ensure you first discard all existing ice cubes in fridges and freezers and filtered water in fridges

IMPORTANT: Boil water by bringing to a vigorous, rolling boil and allow to cool. Cover and store in a refrigerator or cold place. Water from the hot tap of kitchen or bathroom sinks is not safe to drink.

You do not have to boil your water for the following:

  • Personal hygiene, baths and showers 
  • Flushing of toilets
  • Watering plants and flowers

Caution:

  • Domestic water filters will not render water safe to drink
  • Caution should be taken when bathing children to ensure that they do not swallow the bathing water
  • Discard ice cubes in fridges and freezers and filtered water in fridges. Make ice from cooled boiled water
  • If you have pets and are concerned about the impact of providing mains water while this BWN is in place, you should ask your local vet for advice

Only use Prepared Water (boiled and cooled) for the following situations.

  • When preparing foods that will not be cooked (e.g. washingand preparing salads)
  • Preparing Infant Formula. Where a Boil Water Notice is in place, you can prepare infant formula from tap water that has been boiled once (rolling boil for 1 minute) and cooled beforehand. Bottled water can also be used to make up infant formula. All bottled water, with the exception of natural mineral water, is regulated to the same standard as drinking water. It is best not to use bottled water labelled as ‘Natural Mineral Water’ as it can have high levels of sodium (salt) and other minerals, although it rarely does. ‘Natural Mineral Water’ can be used if no other water is available, for as short a time as possible, as it is important to keep babies hydrated. If bottled water is used to make up infant formula it should be boiled once (rolling boil for 1 minute) and cooled in the normal way. Ready-to-use formula that does not need added water can also be used.

Always Take Care:
Care should be taken with boiled water to avoid burns and scalds. Accidents can easily happen, especially with children.

How long before the boil water notice can be lifted?
We do not know at present, but Irish Water and Wexford County Council will continue to liaise and consult with the Health Service Executive with a view to lifting the Boil Water Notice as soon as practicable

How will we keep you informed?
You will be kept informed through the following media:
Website: www.water.ie
Irish Water Customer Contact Centre: 1800 278 278

Vulnerable customers who have registered their details with IW will be directly contacted.