Following remedial works undertaken by Irish Water and the recording of satisfactory results by the HSE, the boil water notice for 372 customers using the Kilmacthomas water supply has now been lifted with immediate effect. The boil water notice was put in place as a precautionary measure due to potential contamination issues as a result of agricultural runoff. All customers were temporarily switched to a neighbouring supply, while the reservoir and mains supply pipes were thoroughly cleaned and flushed out.
Customers can now resume the normal use of their water for drinking, food preparation and brushing teeth.
Welcoming the lifting of the Boil Water Notice, Regional Operations Manager, Katherine Walshe said “Irish Water would like to thank customers for their patience while we worked to address the causes behind this boil water notice. We greatly regret any inconvience caused during this time. Irish Water’s priority is to safeguard the health of our customers and we are satisfied that additional measures have been put in place at the water treatment plant to prevent a recurrance of an incident of this type.”