Do Not Consume Notice lifted for Spiddal Public Water Supply

24 October 2022

Information below is relevant until further updates are provided here or on our Supply and Service Updates section.

Is mian le hUisce Éireann agus le Comhairle Contae na Gaillimhe a chur in iúl do thomhaltóirí, tar éis oibreacha leasúcháin ar an soláthar seo a bheith críochnaithe agus torthaí sásúla monatóireachta a fháil, go bhfuil deireadh láithreach bonn leis an bhfoláireamh Ná hÓl a bhí i bhfeidhm ar scéim soláthar uisce An Spidéil. Rinneadh an cinneadh seo tar éis dul i gcomhairle le Feidhmeannacht na Seirbhíse Sláinte.

Tá fógra uisce a fhiuchadh á chur i bhfeidhm áfach chun sláinte poiblí a chosaint maidir roinnt áitreabh i gceantar Rós a Mhíl, iad siúd atá ar an líonra a fhaigheann a gcuid soláthar ó thaiscumar Rós a Mhíl. Baineann an fógra seo le thart ar 250 custaiméir sa gceantar seo. Tá saineolaithe Uisce Éireann agus Comhairle Contae na Gaillimhe ag obair leo ag iarraidh na fadhbanna a bhaineann leis an bpáirt seo den scéim a réiteach agus súil gur féidir an fógra a chrochadh chomh luath agus is féidir.

Is féidir le gach tomhaltóir ar scéim soláthar An Spidéil tosú ar an soláthar uisce a úsáid mar is gnách arís le haghaidh óil, bia a ullmhú agus fiacla a scuabadh.

Leanfaidh Uisce Éireann agus an Grúpa Idirchaidrimh Áitiúil Uisce Fheidhmeannacht na Seirbhíse Sláinte de chuid na Comhairle Contae Gaillimhe orthu ag teacht le chéile ar mhaithe le hathbhreithniú a dhéanamh ar rialú próisis atá ag dul ar aghaidh go fóill agus ar mhonatóireacht agus ar thástáil a dhéantar ar an soláthar uisce óil.

Tá Ionad Teagmhála Uisce Éireann do Chustaiméirí (1800 278 278) ar fáil chun ceisteanna ó chustaiméirí a fhreagairt maidir le deireadh a chur leis an bhfoláireamh seo. Tá a thuilleadh eolais ar fáil ar ár suíomh gréasáin.

Ba mhaith le hUisce Éireann agus le Comhairle Contae na Gaillimhe araon a mbuíochas a ghabháil don phobal i gcoitinne as bheith foighneach, comhoibritheach agus cabhrach le linn thréimhse an fholáirimh Ná hÓl agus tá fíorbhrón orthu má chuir sé isteach ar shealbhóirí tí agus ar phobal gnó i slí ar bith.

 

Following consultation with the Health Service Executive, Uisce Éireann and Galway County Council can confirm that the Do Not Consume Notice on the Spiddal (An Spidéal) Public Water Supply Scheme has been lifted with immediate effect and the water is safe to drink for the majority of customers. 

However, a Boil Water Notice has been issued for a small portion of the network, those served by the Rossaveal Reservoir, to protect public health while additional remedial works in the area are completed.

Dr. Pat O’Sullivan, Uisce Éireann’s Drinking Water Compliance Specialist, has acknowledged the impact the Do Not Consume Notice had on the 5,675 customers supplied by the Spiddal Public Water Supply and thanked them for their patience while Uisce Éireann and Galway County Council worked to have it lifted. 

We are very pleased to be in a position to lift this Do Not Consume notice which we know has been very disruptive for the local community. We would like to thank all the residents and businesses who were affected by this notice for their patience and cooperation while it was in place to protect public health.

We would also like to acknowledge and thank our colleagues in Galway County Council who worked tirelessly to address what was a challenging and complex issue. This notice has now been lifted, in consultation with the HSE and EPA, following an extensive sampling and testing process to ensure that the water is safe to drink.

He explained that the Boil Water Notice for those served by the Rossaveal Reservoir has been put in place due to the low levels of chlorine and detections of Coliform bacteria in this part of the supply network. Works are ongoing to address this issue.

The area affected includes approximately 250 customers in Rossaveal served by Rossaveal Reservoir. A map of the area is attached and available to view on the supply and service section of water.ie. A Boil Water Notice will also be hand-delivered to the properties affected. 

Experts from Uisce Éireann and Galway County Council are assessing the situation with a view to having the notice lifted as quickly as possible. In the meantime, all customers served by the Rossaveal Reservoir are advised to boil water before use until further notice.

Public health is Uisce Éireann’s number one priority. We will continue to work closely with Galway County Council and the HSE to monitor the supply and lift the notice as quickly as it is safe to do so and safeguard the supply for the future,” Dr O’Sullivan added.

Vulnerable customers who have registered with Uisce Éireann will be contacted directly about this notice. Anyone who has concerns can contact our customer care team on 1800 278 278 or log onto the water supply and service section of our website for information. 

For customers who wish to check if their property is on the Boil Water Notice themselves, please go to the water quality section of water.ie, enter the property’s Eircode, click ‘more details’ and you will then see if your property is on the Boil Water Notice.

Water must be boiled for:

  • Drinking
  • Drinks made with water
  • Preparation of salads and similar foods, which are not cooked prior to eating
  • Brushing of teeth
  • Making of ice - discard ice cubes in fridges and freezers and filtered water in fridges. Make ice from cooled boiled water

What actions should be taken:

  • Use water prepared for drinking when preparing foods that will not be cooked (e.g., washing salads)
  • Water can be used for personal hygiene, bathing and flushing of toilets but not for brushing teeth or gargling
  • Boil water by bringing to a vigorous, rolling boil (e.g., with an automatic kettle) and allow to cool. Cover and store in a refrigerator or cold place. Water from the hot tap is not safe to drink. 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
  • 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

Great care should be taken with boiled water to avoid burns and scalds as accidents can easily happen, especially with children.

Updates will be available on the Supply and Service Updates section of our website including a map of the affected area, on Twitter @IWCare and via our customer care helpline, open 24/7 on 1800 278 278. Customers are advised to set their location on water.ie to view updates specific to their water supply. Further information is availabe on the Boil Water Notice section of our website.

Uisce Éireann continues to work at this time with our Local Authority partners, contractors and others to safeguard the health and well-being of both staff and the public and to ensure the continuity of critical drinking water and wastewater services. 

Previous Updates

Uisce Éireann is continuing with an intensive flushing and sampling campaign on the Spiddal (An Spidéal) Public Water Supply as our teams work to lift the Do Not Consume Notice on the public water supply as soon as possible. 

The notice, arising due to elevated levels of manganese, was put in place to protect the health of a population of approximately 5,676 customers.

Speaking about the notice, Anthony Skeffington, Regional Operations Manager, Uisce Éireann said: “The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) completed an audit of the water treatment plant this week where it was agreed that we will continue with the intensive flushing and sampling campaign.

“Uisce Éireann's primary focus is and always will be the protection of public health and we appreciate the impact that this notice is having on our customers in Spiddal. 

“We would like to reassure customers that we are working with our colleagues in Galway County Council and in consultation with the HSE and the EPA to lift the Do Not Consume as quickly and as safely as possible. Any customers seeing discoloured water coming from their cold kitchen tap are advised to run the tap for a few minutes to restore the clear colour. We are grateful to the media, elected representatives and members of the public who share the information. We would ask customers who have queries or concerns, particularly vulnerable or elderly customers, to contact our customer care team on 1800 278 278.

Please note this is not a Boil Water Notice. Boiling the water will not reduce manganese levels and is therefore not a suitable measure to make the water safe to consume. It is especially important that mains drinking water is not given to bottle fed infants.

Alternative water supplies in the form of bulk tankers have been arranged and are in place at the following locations: 

  • Furbo Beach at Pádraicíns Seafood Bar & Restaurant;
  • Spiddal Car Park, beside bottle bank;
  • Inverin Church; 
  • Coláiste Chamuis  (Across from An Pota and Tg4);
  • Community Centre Rossaveal. 

The alternative water supplies will be replenished on a daily basis. Customers are reminded to use their own containers when taking water from the tanker and to boil water before consumption as a precautionary measure.

This water should not be used for

  • Drinking
  • Drinks made with water
  • Food preparation, washing or cooking of food,
  • Brushing of teeth
  • Making of ice
  • Children under 12 months old should not drink this water
  • In particular, children under 12 months old should not drink this water. This water should not be used for making up infant formula for bottled fed infants. An alternative source of water should be used. 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.
  • Domestic water filters will not render water safe to drink
  • Caution should be taken when bathing infants to ensure that they do not swallow the bathing water
  • Discard ice cubes in fridges and freezers and filtered water in fridges

 What can you use water for?

  • The water can be used for personal hygiene, bathing, flushing toilets, laundry and washing of utensils
  • Uisce Éireann and Galway County Council will continue to liaise with the Health Service Executive with a view to lifting this drinking water restriction as soon as practicable.


 Updates will be available on our Water Supply Updates section, on Twitter @IWCare and via our customer care helpline, open 24/7 on 1800 278 278.

Any non-domestic customer who is impacted by a Water Quality Notice will receive a tariff discount on their water supplied charge for the period impacted by the Water Quality Notice. In this case, business customers will receive a 40 per cent rebate on the cost of the supply of water to their businesses for the duration of the Notice and this will automatically be applied to their bills. Further information can be found on the Uisce Éireann Business Section of this website.

Uisce Éireann and Galway County Council would like to remind customers supplied by the Spiddal (An Spidéal) Public Water Supply that the Do Not Consume Notice, issued in consultation with the Health Service Executive (HSE), remains in place.

The notice, arising due to elevated levels of manganese, was put in place to protect the health of a population of approximately 5,676 customers.

It is especially important that mains drinking water is not given to bottle fed infants.

Please note this is not a Boil Water Notice. Boiling the water will not reduce manganese levels and is therefore not a suitable measure to make the water safe to consume.

Alternative water supplies in the form of bulk tankers have been arranged and are in place at the following locations:

• Furbo Beach at Pádraicíns Seafood Bar & Restaurant;

• Spiddal Car Park, beside bottle bank;

• Inverin Church;

• Coláiste Chamuis (Across from An Pota and Tg4);

• Community Centre Rossaveal.

The alternative water supplies will be replenished on a daily basis. Customers are reminded to use their own containers when taking water from the tanker and to boil water before consumption as a precautionary measure.

Uisce Éireann’s drinking water compliance and operational experts are working with colleagues in Galway County Council to resolve this situation as soon as possible.

Speaking about the imposition of the notice, Anthony Skeffington, Regional Operations Manager, Uisce Éireann said: “The intensive flushing programme has resulted in an improvement in water quality. However, we are seeing isolated pockets of sediment in the network which have been disturbed as a result of the flushing. These essential flushing works are required to clear sediments from the distribution network and reduce the likelihood of future discolouration issues at the customer tap. Any customers seeing discoloured water coming from their cold kitchen tap are advised to run the tap for a few minutes to restore the clear colour. We are also continuing to carry out an additional programme of sampling of the water supply and discussions continue with the HSE in relation to this issue."

Our drinking water compliance and operational experts are working hard to resolve this issue as quickly and as safely as possible and we endeavour to keep stakeholders updated at every stage of the process. We are grateful to the media, elected representatives and members of the public who share the information. We would also like to thank Galway County Council and HSE for their input and support throughout the process. We would ask customers who have queries or concerns, particularly vulnerable or elderly customers, to contact our customer care team on 1800 278 278.”

This water should not be used for

• Drinking

• Drinks made with water

• Food preparation, washing or cooking of food,

• Brushing of teeth

• Making of ice

• Children under 12 months old should not drink this water

• In particular, children under 12 months old should not drink this water. This water should not be used for making up infant formula for bottled fed infants. An alternative source of water should be used. 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.

• Domestic water filters will not render water safe to drink

• Caution should be taken when bathing infants to ensure that they do not swallow the bathing water

• Discard ice cubes in fridges and freezers and filtered water in fridges


What can you use water for?

• The water can be used for personal hygiene, bathing, flushing toilets, laundry and washing of utensils

• Uisce Éireann and Galway County Council will continue to liaise with the Health Service Executive with a view to lifting this drinking water restriction as soon as practicable.


Updates will be available on our Supply and Service Updates section, on Twitter @IWCare and via our customer care helpline, open 24/7 on 1800 278 278.

Any non-domestic customer who is impacted by a Water Quality Notice will receive a tariff discount on their water supplied charge for the period impacted by the Water Quality Notice. In this case, business customers will receive a 40 per cent rebate on the cost of the supply of water to their businesses for the duration of the Notice and this will automatically be applied to their bills. Further information can be found on the Uisce Éireann Business Section of our website.

Uisce Éireann and Galway County Council would like to remind customers supplied by the Spiddal (An Spidéal) Public Water Supply that the Do Not Consume Notice, issued in consultation with the Health Service Executive (HSE), remains in place.

The notice, arising due to elevated levels of manganese, was put in place to protect the health of a population of approximately 5,676 customers.

It is especially important that mains drinking water is not given to bottle fed infants.

Please note this is not a Boil Water Notice. Boiling the water will not reduce manganese levels and is therefore not a suitable measure to make the water safe to consume.

Alternative water supplies in the form of bulk tankers have been arranged and are in place at the following locations:

  • Furbo Beach at Pádraicíns Seafood Bar & Restaurant;
  • Spiddal Car Park, beside bottle bank;
  • Inverin Church;
  • Coláiste Chamuis (Across from An Pota and Tg4);
  • Community Centre Rossaveal.

The alternative water supplies will be replenished on a daily basis. Customers are reminded to use their own containers when taking water from the tanker and to boil water before consumption as a precautionary measure.

Uisce Éireann’s drinking water compliance and operational experts are working with colleagues in Galway County Council to resolve this situation as soon as possible

Speaking about the imposition of the notice, Anthony Skeffington, Regional Operations Manager, Uisce Éireann said: “The intensive flushing programme has resulted in an improvement in water quality. However, we are seeing isolated pockets of sediment in the network which have been disturbed as a result of the flushing. These essential flushing works are required to clear sediments from the distribution network and reduce the likelihood of future discolouration issues at the customer tap. Any customers seeing discoloured water coming from their cold kitchen tap are advised to run the tap for a few minutes to restore the clear colour.

The intensive flushing activities have put a strain on the water supply and reservoir levels are low. In order to allow the reservoir time to replenish we will target flushing over the coming days in specific areas. We are also carrying out a second programme of sampling of the water supply and discussions continue with the HSE in relation to this issue.

Our drinking water compliance and operational experts are working hard to resolve this issue as quickly and as safely as possible and we endeavour to keep stakeholders updated at every stage of the process. We are grateful to the media, elected representatives and members of the public who share the information. We would also like to thank Galway County Council and HSE for their input and support throughout the process. We would ask customers who have queries or concerns, particularly vulnerable or elderly customers, to contact our customer care team on 1800 278 278.

This water should not be used for

  • Drinking
  • Drinks made with water
  • Food preparation, washing or cooking of food,
  • Brushing of teeth
  • Making of ice
  • Children under 12 months old should not drink this water
  • In particular, children under 12 months old should not drink this water. This water should not be used for making up infant formula for bottled fed infants. An alternative source of water should be used. 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.
  • Domestic water filters will not render water safe to drink
  • Caution should be taken when bathing infants to ensure that they do not swallow the bathing water
  • Discard ice cubes in fridges and freezers and filtered water in fridges

What can you use water for?

  • The water can be used for personal hygiene, bathing, flushing toilets, laundry and washing of utensils
  • Uisce Éireann and Galway County Council will continue to liaise with the Health Service Executive with a view to lifting this drinking water restriction as soon as practicable.

Updates will be available on the Supply and Service Updates section of our website, on Twitter @IWCare and via our customer care helpline, open 24/7 on 1800 278 278.

Any non-domestic customer who is impacted by a Water Quality Notice will receive a tariff discount on their water supplied charge for the period impacted by the Water Quality Notice. In this case, business customers will receive a 40 per cent rebate on the cost of the supply of water to their businesses for the duration of the Notice and this will automatically be applied to their bills. Further information can be found on the Uisce Éireann Business Section of our website at https://www.water.ie/business/billing/water-charge-discounts/tariff-discount-faqs/.

Is mian le Uisce Éireann agus Comhairle Contae na Gaillimhe a mheabhrú do thomaltóirí a fhaigheann ag gcuid uisce óil ó sholáthar an Spidéil go bhfuil an foláireamh thuasluaite fós i bhfeidhm. De bharr leibhéil ard mangainéis san soláthar uisce, tá sé seo tar éis cur isteach ar chaighdeán an uisce óil ag dul isteach i soláthar uisce An Spidéal.

Mar thoradh air sin, agus tar éis dul i gcomhairle le Feidhmeannacht na Seirbhíse Sláinte, d’eisigh Uisce Éireann agus Comhairle Contae na Gaillimhe Foláireamh Ná hÓl le teacht i bhfeidhm láithreach bonn ar mhaithe le sláinte tomhaltóirí a chosaint.

Baineann an foláireamh seo le gach tomhaltóir a fhaigheann soláthar ó An Spidéil.

Tá tancaeir uisce ar fáil don phobal ag na hionaid thíosluaite;

  • Trá na bhForbacha, Tí Pharaicín
  • Carrchlós An Spidéil, taobh le banc na mbuidéil
  • Séipéal Indreabháin
  • Coláiste Chamuis (Trasna ó Fíbín, an bPota agus Tg4);
  • Ionad Pobail Ros a Mhíl.

TÁBHACHTACH: Ní Foláireamh Maidir le hUisce a Bheiriú é seo, sé sin, ní leor do chuid uisce a bheiriú agus ligint dó fuarú chun é a dhéanamh sábháilte le hól.

Tá sé ríthábhachtach nach n-ólann aon thomhaltóir lena mbaineann an foláireamh seo a gcuid uisce.

Is féidir teacht ar léarscáil a léiríonn na háiteanna atá buailte ag seo, ar www.water.ie agus tá sé curtha isteach leis an bhfoláireamh seo freisin.

Ag labhairt do faoin bhfoláireamh, deir Anthony Skeffington, Uisce Éireann,

Leanann muid orainn ag déanamh dian-shruthlú ar an líonra agus tá sé sin ag oibriú le feabhas tagtha ar chaillíocht an t-uisce, ach tá roinnt áiteacha a bhfuil an sruthlú sin ag cuir as don soláthar agus dríodar corraithe i bpócaí áirithe. Caithfear an sruthlú seo a dhéanamh chun an córas a ghlanadh amach chun a chinntiú nach mbíonn dath ar uisce na gcuistaimeírí. Má bhíonn uisce nach bhfuil glan ag teacht amach as an sconna, ba chomhair ligean cead don sconna rith ar feadh roinnt nóiméadaí go dtí go mbíonn sé glan arís.

Tá an dian-sruthú seo tar éis brú a chuir ar an soláthar freisin ó thaobh leibhéal an taiscumar, tá sé íseal agus caithfear deis a thabhairt don taiscumar theacht ar ais chuig leibhéal ard arís.

“Tá ár saineolaithe ag obair go dian ag iarraidh na fadhbanna seo a réiteach chomh luath agus is féidir agus tá muid ag iarraidh an pobal agus na páirtithe leasmhara ar fad a choinneáil ar an eolas chomh minic agus is féidir linn. Tá muid fíor bhuíoch do na meáin áitiúla, na polaiteoirí agus muintir an phobail atá ag scaipeadh an t-eolas is déanaí. Ba mhaith linn buíochas freisin a ghabháil le Comhairle Contae na Gaillimhe agus Feidhmeannacht na Seirbhíse Sláinte. Ba chomhair do chuistaiméirí atá ceisteanna acu, go háirithe iad siúd atá leochaileach nó atá aosta, glao a chuir orainn ag 1800 278 278.

Ceantair Buailte ag Seo:

Gach tomhaltóir a fhaigheann soláthar uisce ón Spidéal

Ní ceart uisce a úsáid:

  • Le haghaidh óil
  • Chun deochanna a dhéantar le huisce a ullmhú
  • Chun sailéid agus bianna eile mar iad nach ndéantar a chócaráil sula n-itear iad a ullmhú
  • Chun fiacla a scuabhadh/nó béal duine a fholcadh
  • Chun leac oighir a dhéanamh. É sin ráite, déan deimhin de go gcaitheann tú amach aon chiúb oighir atá ann cheana i gcuisneoirí agus i reoiteoirí agus uisce scagtha i gcuisneoirí.

Féadfaidh tú do chuid uisce a úsáid le haghaidh na nithe seo a leanas:

  • Sláinteachas pearsanta, folcadh nó cithfholcadh a bheith agat
  • Leithris a shruthlú
  • Uisce a chur ar phlandaí agus ar bhláthanna

Fainic:

  • Ní fhágfaidh scagairí go bhfuil uisce tí sábháilte lena ól
  • Ba chóir a bheith cúramach agus páistí á bhfolcadh agat le nach slogfaidh siad an t-uisce folctha
  • Caith amach ciúbanna oighir i gcuisneoirí agus i reoiteoirí agus uisce scagtha i gcuisneoirí.
  • Má tá peataí agat agus imní ort faoin tionchar a d’fhéadfadh a bheith orthu má ólann siad uisce ón bpríomhlíonra le linn don Fholáireamh Ná hÓl seo a bheith i bhfeidhm, ba cheart dul i gcomhairle le do thréidlia áitiúil.

Ní ceart Uisce Buidéil/Ullmhaithe a úsáid ach sna cásanna seo a leanas.

  • Nuair atá bianna á n-ullmhú agat nach ndéanfar iad a chócaráil (m. sh. le linn sailéid a ní agus a ullmhú);
  • Ag Ullmhú Bainne Foirmle Do Naíonáin Nuair atá Foláireamh Ná hÓl i bhfeidhm, is féidir bainne foirmle do naíonáin a ullmhú le huisce buidéil. Déantar gach uisce i mbuidéil, seachas uisce mianraí nádúrtha, a rialú ar an gcaighdeán céanna le huisce óil. Is fearr gan uisce i mbuidéil a bhfuil lipéad mar ‘Uisce Mianra Nádúrtha’ air a úsáid mar go bhféadfadh leibhéil arda sóidiam (salann) agus mianraí eile a bheith ann, cé gur annamh a bhíonn. Is féidir ‘Uisce Mianra Nádúrtha’ a úsáid mura bhfuil aon uisce eile ann, ar feadh tréimhse ama chomh gearr agus is féidir, mar tá sé tábhachtach go bhfuil a ndóthain le hól ag leanaí. Má úsáidtear uisce i mbuidéil chun bainne foirmle a dhéanamh do naíonáin ba chóir é a fhiuchadh uair amháin (fiuchadh leanúnach ar feadh 1 nóiméad), agus lig dó fuarú mar is iondúil. Is féidir leas a bhaint freisin as foirmle réidh-le-húsáid nár ghá a thuilleadh uisce a chur isteach ann.

Bí Faichilleach i gCónaí:

Agus uisce buidéil á bheiriú chun foirmle do naíonáin a ullmhú, go láimhseáiltear an t-uisce beirthe go cúramach ar mhaithe le dó agus scalladh a sheachaint. B’fhurasta a tharlaíonn timpistí, go háirithe nuair atá páistí thart.

Cé chomh fada a thógfaidh sé sula gcuirfear deireadh leis an foláireamh Ná hÓl?

Níl a fhios againn faoi láthair, ach leanfaidh Uisce Éireann ag plé agus ag dul i gcomhairle le Feidhmeannacht na Seirbhíse Sláinte ar mhaithe le deireadh a chur leis an bhFoláireamh Ná hÓl chomh luath agus is féidir.

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Coimeádfar ar an eolas thú trí na meáin seo a leanas:

Suíomh gréasáin: www.water.ie

Ionad Teagmhála Uisce Éireann do Chustaiméirí: 1800 278 278

Na Meáin áitiúla

Rachfar i dteagmháil go díreach le custaiméirí leochaileacha a chláraigh a gcuid sonraí le hUÉ, ach má tá cúnamh sa bhreis uait ná bíodh leisce ort teagmháil a dhéanamh le hUisce Éireann chun do chuid riachtanas a phlé linn.

Feasacht ó thaobh áitribh tráchtála de

Iarrann Uisce Éireann go gcuirfear an Foláireamh Ná hÓl seo in áit fheiceálach laistigh de d’áitreabh tráchtála

Cuimhnigh – ná hól do chuid uisce féin, mar a mholtar, go dtí go bhfógrófar a mhalairt.

Is mian le Uisce Éireann agus Comhairle Contae na Gaillimhe a mheabhrú do thomaltóirí a fhaigheann ag gcuid uisce óil ó sholáthar an Spidéil go bhfuil an foláireamh thuasluaite fós i bhfeidhm, agus athbhreithniú le déanamh ar thástálacha nua, luath an tseachtain seo chugainn. De bharr leibhéil ard mangainéis san soláthar uisce, tá sé seo tar éis cur isteach ar chaighdeán an uisce óil ag dul isteach i soláthar uisce An Spidéal.

Mar thoradh air sin, agus tar éis dul i gcomhairle le Feidhmeannacht na Seirbhíse Sláinte, d’eisigh Uisce Éireann agus Comhairle Contae na Gaillimhe Foláireamh Ná hÓl le teacht i bhfeidhm láithreach bonn ar mhaithe le sláinte tomhaltóirí a chosaint.

Baineann an foláireamh seo le gach tomhaltóir a fhaigheann soláthar ó An Spidéil.

Tá tancaeir uisce ar fáil don phobal ag na hionaid thíosluaite;

  • Trá na bhForbacha, Tí Pharaicín
  • Carrchlós An Spidéil, taobh le banc na mbuidéil
  • Séipéal Indreabháin
  • Coláiste Chamuis (Trasna ó Fíbín, an bPota agus Tg4);
  • Ionad Pobail Ros a Mhíl.

TÁBHACHTACH:Foláireamh Maidir le hUisce a Bheiriúé seo,sé sin, ní leor do chuid uisce a bheiriú agus ligint dó fuarú chun é a dhéanamh sábháilte le hól.

Tá sé ríthábhachtach nach n-ólann aon thomhaltóir lena mbaineann an foláireamh seo a gcuid uisce.

Is féidir teacht ar léarscáil a léiríonn na háiteanna atá buailte ag seo, ar www.water.ie agus tá sé curtha isteach leis an bhfoláireamh seo freisin.

Ceantair Buailte ag Seo:

Gach tomhaltóir a fhaigheann soláthar uisce ónSpidéal

Ní ceart uisce a úsáid:

  • Le haghaidh óil
  • Chun deochanna a dhéantar le huisce a ullmhú
  • Chun sailéid agus bianna eile mar iad nach ndéantar a chócaráil sula n-itear iad a ullmhú
  • Chun fiacla a scuabhadh/nó béal duine a fholcadh
  • Chun leac oighir a dhéanamh. É sin ráite, déan deimhin de go gcaitheann tú amach aon chiúb oighir atá ann cheana i gcuisneoirí agus i reoiteoirí agus uisce scagtha i gcuisneoirí.

Féadfaidh tú do chuid uisce a úsáid le haghaidh na nithe seo a leanas:

  • Sláinteachas pearsanta, folcadh nó cithfholcadh a bheith agat
  • Leithris a shruthlú
  • Uisce a chur ar phlandaí agus ar bhláthanna

Fainic:

  • Ní fhágfaidh scagairí go bhfuil uisce tí sábháilte lena ól
  • Ba chóir a bheith cúramach agus páistí á bhfolcadh agat le nach slogfaidh siad an t-uisce folctha
  • Caith amach ciúbanna oighir i gcuisneoirí agus i reoiteoirí agus uisce scagtha i gcuisneoirí.
  • Má tá peataí agat agus imní ort faoin tionchar a d’fhéadfadh a bheith orthu má ólann siad uisce ón bpríomhlíonra le linn don Fholáireamh Ná hÓl seo a bheith i bhfeidhm, ba cheart dul i gcomhairle le do thréidlia áitiúil.

Ní ceart Uisce Buidéil/Ullmhaithe a úsáid ach sna cásanna seo a leanas.

  • Nuair atá bianna á n-ullmhú agat nach ndéanfar iad a chócaráil (m. sh. le linn sailéid a ní agus a ullmhú);
  • Ag Ullmhú Bainne Foirmle Do Naíonáin Nuair atá Foláireamh Ná hÓl i bhfeidhm, is féidir bainne foirmle do naíonáin a ullmhú le huisce buidéil. Déantar gach uisce i mbuidéil, seachas uisce mianraí nádúrtha, a rialú ar an gcaighdeán céanna le huisce óil. Is fearr gan uisce i mbuidéil a bhfuil lipéad mar ‘Uisce Mianra Nádúrtha’ air a úsáid mar go bhféadfadh leibhéil arda sóidiam (salann) agus mianraí eile a bheith ann, cé gur annamh a bhíonn. Is féidir ‘Uisce Mianra Nádúrtha’ a úsáid mura bhfuil aon uisce eile ann, ar feadh tréimhse ama chomh gearr agus is féidir, mar tá sé tábhachtach go bhfuil a ndóthain le hól ag leanaí. Má úsáidtear uisce i mbuidéil chun bainne foirmle a dhéanamh do naíonáin ba chóir é a fhiuchadh uair amháin (fiuchadh leanúnach ar feadh 1 nóiméad), agus lig dó fuarú mar is iondúil. Is féidir leas a bhaint freisin as foirmle réidh-le-húsáid nár ghá a thuilleadh uisce a chur isteach ann.

Bí Faichilleach i gCónaí:

Agus uisce buidéil á bheiriú chun foirmle do naíonáin a ullmhú, go láimhseáiltear an t-uisce beirthe go cúramach ar mhaithe le dó agus scalladh a sheachaint. B’fhurasta a tharlaíonn timpistí, go háirithe nuair atá páistí thart.

Cé chomh fada a thógfaidh sé sula gcuirfear deireadh leis an foláireamh Ná hÓl?

Níl a fhios againn faoi láthair,ach leanfaidh Uisce Éireann ag plé agus ag dul i gcomhairle le Feidhmeannacht na Seirbhíse Sláinte ar mhaithe le deireadh a chur leis an bhFoláireamh Ná hÓl chomh luath agus is féidir.

Conas a choimeádfaimid ar an eolas thú?

Coimeádfar ar an eolas thú trí na meáin seo a leanas:

Suíomh gréasáin:www.water.ie

Ionad Teagmhála Uisce Éireann do Chustaiméirí: 1800 278 278

Na Meáin áitiúla

Rachfar i dteagmháil go díreach le custaiméirí leochaileacha a chláraigh a gcuid sonraí le hUÉ, ach má tá cúnamh sa bhreis uait ná bíodh leisce ort teagmháil a dhéanamh le hUisce Éireann chun do chuid riachtanas a phlé linn.

8: Feasacht ó thaobh áitribh tráchtála de

Iarrann Uisce Éireann go gcuirfear an Foláireamh Ná hÓl seo in áit fheiceálach laistigh de d’áitreabh tráchtála

Cuimhnigh – ná hól do chuid uisce féin, mar a mholtar, go dtí go bhfógrófar a mhalairt

Uisce Éireann and Galway County Council would like to remind customers supplied by the Spiddal (An Spidéal) Public Water Supply that the Do Not Consume Notice issued in consultation with the Health Service Executive (HSE), remains in place.

The notice, arising due to elevated levels of manganese, has been put in place to protect the health of a population of approximately 5,676 customers.

It is especially important that mains drinking water is not given to bottle fed infants.

Please note this is not a Boil Water Notice. Boiling the water will not reduce manganese levels and is therefore not a suitable measure to make the water safe to consume.

Alternative water supplies in the form of bulk tankers have been arranged and are in place at the following locations:

  • Furbo Beach at Pàdraicíns Seafood Bar & Restaurant;
  • Spiddal Car Park, beside bottle bank;
  • Inverin Church;
  • Colàiste Chamuis (Across from An Pota and Tg4);
  • Community Centre Rossaveal.

The alternative water supplies will be replenished on a daily basis. Customers are reminded to use their own containers when taking water from the tanker and to boil water before consumption as a precautionary measure.

Uisce Éireann drinking water compliance and operational experts are working with colleagues in Galway County Council to resolve this situation as soon as possible.

Speaking about the imposition of the notice, Anthony Skeffington, Regional Operations Manager, Uisce Éireann said “Uisce Éireann is aware of the impact a Do Not Consume Notice has on the community in Spiddal and would like to reassure impacted customers that we are working hard to lift the notice as quickly and as safely as possible. The remedial works carried out have shown improvement in the water quality. We are continuing to flush the network and monitor samples to ensure that manganese levels have returned to acceptable levels, with a review of new samples to take place early next week. We again apologise for the inconvenience this has caused. We are grateful to the media, elected representatives and members of the public who are sharing the information. We would ask customers who have queries or concerns, particularly vulnerable or elderly customers, to contact our customer care team on 1800 278 278.”

This water should not be used for

  • Drinking
  • Drinks made with water
  • Food preparation, washing or cooking of food,
  • Brushing of teeth
  • Making of ice
  • Children under 12 months old should not drink this water
  • In particular, children under 12 months old should not drink this water. This water should not be used for making up infant formula for bottled fed infants. An alternative source of water should be used. 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.
  • Domestic water filters will not render water safe to drink
  • Caution should be taken when bathing infants to ensure that they do not swallow the bathing water
  • Discard ice cubes in fridges and freezers and filtered water in fridges

What can you use water for?

  • The water can be used for personal hygiene, bathing, flushing toilets, laundry and washing of utensils
  • Uisce Éireann and Galway County Council will continue to liaise with the Health Service Executive with a view to lifting this drinking water restriction as soon as practicable.

Updates will be available on our Water Supply Updates section, on Twitter @IWCare and via our customer care helpline, open 24/7 on 1800 278 278.

Any non-domestic customer who is impacted by a Water Quality Notice will receive a tariff discount on their water supplied charge for the period impacted by the Water Quality Notice. In this case, business customers will receive a 40 per cent rebate on the cost of the supply of water to their businesses for the duration of the Boil Water Notice and this will automatically be applied to their bills. Further information can be found on the Uisce Éireann Business Section of our website.

Is mian le Uisce Éireann agus Comhairle Contae na Gaillimhe a mheabhrú do thomaltóirí a fhaigheann ag gcuid uisce óil ó sholáthar an Spidéil go bhfuil an foláireamh thuasluaite fós i bhfeidhm. De bharr leibhéil ard mangainéis san soláthar uisce, tá sé seo tar éis cur isteach ar chaighdeán an uisce óil ag dul isteach i soláthar uisce An Spidéal.

Mar thoradh air sin, agus tar éis dul i gcomhairle le Feidhmeannacht na Seirbhíse Sláinte, d’eisigh Uisce Éireann agus Comhairle Contae na Gaillimhe Foláireamh Ná hÓl le teacht i bhfeidhm láithreach bonn ar mhaithe le sláinte tomhaltóirí a chosaint.

Baineann an foláireamh seo le gach tomhaltóir a fhaigheann soláthar ó An Spidéil.

Tá tancaeir uisce ar fáil don phobal ag na hionaid thíosluaite;

  • Trá na bhForbacha, Tí Pharaicín
  • Carrchlós An Spidéil, taobh le banc na mbuidéil
  • Séipéal Indreabháin
  • Coláiste Chamuis (Trasna ó Fíbín, an bPota agus Tg4);
  • Ionad Pobail Ros a Mhíl.

TÁBHACHTACH:Ní Foláireamh Maidir le hUisce a Bheiriúé seo,sé sin, ní leor do chuid uisce a bheiriú agus ligint dó fuarú chun é a dhéanamh sábháilte le hól.

Tá sé ríthábhachtach nach n-ólann aon thomhaltóir lena mbaineann an foláireamh seo a gcuid uisce.

Is féidir teacht ar léarscáil a léiríonn na háiteanna atá buailte ag seo, arwww.water.ie agus tá sé curtha isteach leis an bhfoláireamh seo freisin.

Ceantair Buailte ag Seo:

Gach tomhaltóir a fhaigheann soláthar uisce ónSpidéal

Ní ceart uisce a úsáid:

  • Le haghaidh óil
  • Chun deochanna a dhéantar le huisce a ullmhú
  • Chun sailéid agus bianna eile mar iad nach ndéantar a chócaráil sula n-itear iad a ullmhú
  • Chun fiacla a scuabhadh/nó béal duine a fholcadh
  • Chun leac oighir a dhéanamh. É sin ráite, déan deimhin de go gcaitheann tú amach aon chiúb oighir atá ann cheana i gcuisneoirí agus i reoiteoirí agus uisce scagtha i gcuisneoirí.

Féadfaidh tú do chuid uisce a úsáid le haghaidh na nithe seo a leanas:

  • Sláinteachas pearsanta, folcadh nó cithfholcadh a bheith agat
  • Leithris a shruthlú
  • Uisce a chur ar phlandaí agus ar bhláthanna

Fainic:

  • Ní fhágfaidh scagairí go bhfuil uisce tí sábháilte lena ól
  • Ba chóir a bheith cúramach agus páistí á bhfolcadh agat le nach slogfaidh siad an t-uisce folctha
  • Caith amach ciúbanna oighir i gcuisneoirí agus i reoiteoirí agus uisce scagtha i gcuisneoirí.
  • Má tá peataí agat agus imní ort faoin tionchar a d’fhéadfadh a bheith orthu má ólann siad uisce ón bpríomhlíonra le linn don Fholáireamh Ná hÓl seo a bheith i bhfeidhm, ba cheart dul i gcomhairle le do thréidlia áitiúil.

Ní ceart Uisce Buidéil/Ullmhaithe a úsáid ach sna cásanna seo a leanas.

  • Nuair atá bianna á n-ullmhú agat nach ndéanfar iad a chócaráil (m. sh. le linn sailéid a ní agus a ullmhú);
  • Ag Ullmhú Bainne Foirmle Do Naíonáin Nuair atá Foláireamh Ná hÓl i bhfeidhm, is féidir bainne foirmle do naíonáin a ullmhú le huisce buidéil. Déantar gach uisce i mbuidéil, seachas uisce mianraí nádúrtha, a rialú ar an gcaighdeán céanna le huisce óil. Is fearr gan uisce i mbuidéil a bhfuil lipéad mar ‘Uisce Mianra Nádúrtha’ air a úsáid mar go bhféadfadh leibhéil arda sóidiam (salann) agus mianraí eile a bheith ann, cé gur annamh a bhíonn. Is féidir ‘Uisce Mianra Nádúrtha’ a úsáid mura bhfuil aon uisce eile ann, ar feadh tréimhse ama chomh gearr agus is féidir, mar tá sé tábhachtach go bhfuil a ndóthain le hól ag leanaí. Má úsáidtear uisce i mbuidéil chun bainne foirmle a dhéanamh do naíonáin ba chóir é a fhiuchadh uair amháin (fiuchadh leanúnach ar feadh 1 nóiméad), agus lig dó fuarú mar is iondúil. Is féidir leas a bhaint freisin as foirmle réidh-le-húsáid nár ghá a thuilleadh uisce a chur isteach ann.

Bí Faichilleach i gCónaí:

Agus uisce buidéil á bheiriú chun foirmle do naíonáin a ullmhú, go láimhseáiltear an t-uisce beirthe go cúramach ar mhaithe le dó agus scalladh a sheachaint. B’fhurasta a tharlaíonn timpistí, go háirithe nuair atá páistí thart.

Cé chomh fada a thógfaidh sé sula gcuirfear deireadh leis an foláireamh Ná hÓl?

Níl a fhios againn faoi láthair,ach leanfaidh Uisce Éireann ag plé agus ag dul i gcomhairle le Feidhmeannacht na Seirbhíse Sláinte ar mhaithe le deireadh a chur leis an bhFoláireamh Ná hÓl chomh luath agus is féidir.

Conas a choimeádfaimid ar an eolas thú?

Coimeádfar ar an eolas thú trí na meáin seo a leanas:

Suíomh gréasáin: www.water.ie

Ionad Teagmhála Uisce Éireann do Chustaiméirí: 1800 278 278

Na Meáin áitiúla

Rachfar i dteagmháil go díreach le custaiméirí leochaileacha a chláraigh a gcuid sonraí le hUÉ, ach má tá cúnamh sa bhreis uait ná bíodh leisce ort teagmháil a dhéanamh le hUisce Éireann chun do chuid riachtanas a phlé linn.

Feasacht ó thaobh áitribh tráchtála de

Iarrann Uisce Éireann go gcuirfear an Foláireamh Ná hÓl seo in áit fheiceálach laistigh de d’áitreabh tráchtála

Cuimhnigh – ná hól do chuid uisce féin, mar a mholtar, go dtí go bhfógrófar a mhalairt.

Uisce Éireann and Galway County Council would like to remind customers supplied by the Spiddal (An Spidéal) Public Water Supply that the Do Not Consume Notice issued in consultation with the Health Service Executive (HSE), remains in place.

The notice, arising due to elevated levels of manganese, has been put in place to protect the health of a population of approximately 5,676 customers.

It is especially important that mains drinking water is not given to bottle fed infants.

Please note this is not a Boil Water Notice. Boiling the water will not reduce manganese levels and is therefore not a suitable measure to make the water safe to consume.

Alternative water supplies in the form of bulk tankers have been arranged and are in place at the following locations:

  • Furbo Beach at Pàdraicíns Seafood Bar & Restaurant;
  • Spiddal Car Park, beside bottle bank;
  • Inverin Church;
  • Colàiste Chamuis (Across from An Pota and Tg4);
  • Community Centre Rossaveal.

The alternative water supplies will be replenished on a daily basis. Customers are reminded to use their own containers when taking water from the tanker and to boil water before consumption as a precautionary measure.

Uisce Éireann drinking water compliance and operational experts are working with colleagues in Galway County Council to resolve this situation as soon as possible.

Speaking about the imposition of the notice, Anthony Skeffington, Regional Operations Manager, Uisce Éireann said “Uisce Éireann is aware of the impact a Do Not Consume Notice has on the community in Spiddal and would like to reassure impacted customers that we are working hard to lift the notice as quickly and as safely as possible. The remedial works carried out have shown improvement in the water quality and we are continuing to flush the network and monitor samples to ensure that manganese levels have returned to acceptable levels. We again apologise for the inconvenience this has caused. We are grateful to the media, elected representatives and members of the public who are sharing the information. We would ask customers who have queries or concerns, particularly vulnerable or elderly customers, to contact our customer care team on 1800 278 278.

This water should not be used for

  • Drinking
  • Drinks made with water
  • Food preparation, washing or cooking of food,
  • Brushing of teeth
  • Making of ice
  • Children under 12 months old should not drink this water
  • In particular, children under 12 months old should not drink this water. This water should not be used for making up infant formula for bottled fed infants. An alternative source of water should be used. 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.
  • Domestic water filters will not render water safe to drink
  • Caution should be taken when bathing infants to ensure that they do not swallow the bathing water
  • Discard ice cubes in fridges and freezers and filtered water in fridges

What can you use water for?

  • The water can be used for personal hygiene, bathing, flushing toilets, laundry and washing of utensils
  • Uisce Éireann and Galway County Council will continue to liaise with the Health Service Executive with a view to lifting this drinking water restriction as soon as practicable.

Updates will be available on our Water Supply Updates section, on Twitter @IWCare and via our customer care helpline, open 24/7 on 1800 278 278.

Any non-domestic customer who is impacted by a Water Quality Notice will receive a tariff discount on their water supplied charge for the period impacted by the Water Quality Notice. In this case, business customers will receive a 40 per cent rebate on the cost of the supply of water to their businesses for the duration of the Boil Water Notice and this will automatically be applied to their bills. Further information can be found on the Uisce Éireann Business Section of our website.

An Dáta a Tháinig an Foláireamh Ná hÓl i bhFeidhm: 16 Meán Fómhair 2022

De bharr leibhéil ard mangainéis san soláthar uisce, tá sé seo tar éis cur isteach ar chaighdeán an uisce óil ag dul isteach i soláthar uisce An Spidéil.

Mar thoradh air sin, agus tar éis dul i gcomhairle le Feidhmeannacht na Seirbhíse Sláinte, tá Uisce Éireann agus Comhairle Contae na Gaillimhe ag eisiúint Foláireamh Ná hÓl le teacht i bhfeidhm láithreach bonn ar mhaithe le sláinte tomhaltóirí a chosaint.

Baineann an foláireamh seo le gach tomhaltóir a fhaigheann soláthar ó An Spidéil.

Beidh tancaeir uisce á chur ar fáil don phobal agus beidh a thuille eolais maidir leis na h-ionaid a bheas na tancaeir lonnaithe ag teacht go luath.

TÁBHACHTACH:Ní Foláireamh Maidir le hUisce a Bheiriúé seo,sé sin, ní leor do chuid uisce a bheiriú agus ligint dó fuarú chun é a dhéanamh sábháilte le hól.

Tá sé ríthábhachtach nach n-ólann aon thomhaltóir lena mbaineann an foláireamh seo a gcuid uisce.

Is féidir teacht ar léarscáil a léiríonn na háiteanna atá buailte ag seo, arwww.water.ie agus tá sé curtha isteach leis an bhfoláireamh seo freisin.

Ceantair Buailte ag Seo:

Gach tomhaltóir a fhaigheann soláthar uisce ónSpidéal

1: Ní ceart uisce a úsáid:

  • Le haghaidh óil
  • Chun deochanna a dhéantar le huisce a ullmhú
  • Chun sailéid agus bianna eile mar iad nach ndéantar a chócaráil sula n-itear iad a ullmhú
  • Chun fiacla a scuabhadh/nó béal duine a fholcadh
  • Chun leac oighir a dhéanamh. É sin ráite, déan deimhin de go gcaitheann tú amach aon chiúb oighir atá ann cheana i gcuisneoirí agus i reoiteoirí agus uisce scagtha i gcuisneoirí.

2: Féadfaidh tú do chuid uisce a úsáid le haghaidh na nithe seo a leanas:

  • Sláinteachas pearsanta, folcadh nó cithfholcadh a bheith agat
  • Leithris a shruthlú
  • Uisce a chur ar phlandaí agus ar bhláthanna

3: Fainic:

  • Ní fhágfaidh scagairí go bhfuil uisce tí sábháilte lena ól
  • Ba chóir a bheith cúramach agus páistí á bhfolcadh agat le nach slogfaidh siad an t-uisce folctha
  • Caith amach ciúbanna oighir i gcuisneoirí agus i reoiteoirí agus uisce scagtha i gcuisneoirí.
  • Má tá peataí agat agus imní ort faoin tionchar a d’fhéadfadh a bheith orthu má ólann siad uisce ón bpríomhlíonra le linn don Fholáireamh Ná hÓl seo a bheith i bhfeidhm, ba cheart dul i gcomhairle le do thréidlia áitiúil.

4: Ní ceart Uisce Buidéil/Ullmhaithe a úsáid ach sna cásanna seo a leanas.

  • Nuair atá bianna á n-ullmhú agat nach ndéanfar iad a chócaráil (m. sh. le linn sailéid a ní agus a ullmhú);
  • Ag Ullmhú Bainne Foirmle Do Naíonáin Nuair atá Foláireamh Ná hÓl i bhfeidhm, is féidir bainne foirmle do naíonáin a ullmhú le huisce buidéil. Déantar gach uisce i mbuidéil, seachas uisce mianraí nádúrtha, a rialú ar an gcaighdeán céanna le huisce óil. Is fearr gan uisce i mbuidéil a bhfuil lipéad mar ‘Uisce Mianra Nádúrtha’ air a úsáid mar go bhféadfadh leibhéil arda sóidiam (salann) agus mianraí eile a bheith ann, cé gur annamh a bhíonn. Is féidir ‘Uisce Mianra Nádúrtha’ a úsáid mura bhfuil aon uisce eile ann, ar feadh tréimhse ama chomh gearr agus is féidir, mar tá sé tábhachtach go bhfuil a ndóthain le hól ag leanaí. Má úsáidtear uisce i mbuidéil chun bainne foirmle a dhéanamh do naíonáin ba chóir é a fhiuchadh uair amháin (fiuchadh leanúnach ar feadh 1 nóiméad), agus lig dó fuarú mar is iondúil. Is féidir leas a bhaint freisin as foirmle réidh-le-húsáid nár ghá a thuilleadh uisce a chur isteach ann.

5: Bí Faichilleach i gCónaí:

  • Agus uisce buidéil á bheiriú chun foirmle do naíonáin a ullmhú, go láimhseáiltear an t-uisce beirthe go cúramach ar mhaithe le dó agus scalladh a sheachaint. B’fhurasta a tharlaíonn timpistí, go háirithe nuair atá páistí thart.

6: Cé chomh fada a thógfaidh sé sula gcuirfear deireadh leis an foláireamh Ná hÓl?

  • Níl a fhios againn faoi láthair,ach leanfaidh Uisce Éireann ag plé agus ag dul i gcomhairle le Feidhmeannacht na Seirbhíse Sláinte ar mhaithe le deireadh a chur leis an bhFoláireamh Ná hÓl chomh luath agus is féidir.

7: Conas a choimeádfaimid ar an eolas thú?

  • Coimeádfar ar an eolas thú trí na meáin seo a leanas:
  • Suíomh gréasáin: www.water.ie
  • Ionad Teagmhála Uisce Éireann do Chustaiméirí: 1800 278 278
  • Na Meáin áitiúla
  • Rachfar i dteagmháil go díreach le custaiméirí leochaileacha a chláraigh a gcuid sonraí le hUÉ, ach má tá cúnamh sa bhreis uait ná bíodh leisce ort teagmháil a dhéanamh le hUisce Éireann chun do chuid riachtanas a phlé linn.

8: Feasacht ó thaobh áitribh tráchtála de

  • Iarrann Uisce Éireann go gcuirfear an Foláireamh Ná hÓl seo in áit fheiceálach laistigh de d’áitreabh tráchtála
  • Cuimhnigh – ná hól do chuid uisce féin, mar a mholtar, go dtí go bhfógrófar a mhalair.

Following consultation with the Health Service Executive (HSE) Uisce Éireann, working in partnership with Galway County Council, has issued a Do Not Consume Notice for Spiddal (An Spidéal) Public Water Supply and the Group Water Schemes for Coilleach & Baile natSleibhe following elevated levels of manganese in the water supply.

The notice has been issued to protect approximately 5,676 customers supplied by Spiddal (An Spidéal) Public Water Supply.

View a map of the affected area.

It is especially important that mains drinking water is not given to bottle fed infants.

Please note this is not a Boil Water Notice. Boiling the water will not reduce manganese levels and is therefore not a suitable measure to make the water safe to consume.

Alternative water supplies in the form of bulk tankers have been arranged and are in place at the following locations:

  • Furbo Beach at Pàdraicíns Seafood Bar & Restaurant;
  • Spiddal Car Park, beside bottle bank;
  • Inverin Church;
  • Colàiste Chamuis (Across from An Pota and Tg4);
  • Community Centre Rossaveal.

The alternative water supplies will be replenished on a daily basis. Customers are reminded to use their own containers when taking water from the tanker and to boil water before consumption as a precautionary measure.

Uisce Éireann drinking water compliance and operational experts are working with colleagues in Galway County Council to resolve this situation as soon as possible.

Speaking about the imposition of the notice, Rónan Daly, Regional Operations Lead with Uisce Éireann said “Uisce Éireann is aware of the impact a Do Not Consume Notice is having on the community and would like to reassure impacted customers that we are working hard to lift the notice as quickly and as safely as possible.We would ask customers who have concerns to contact our customer care team on 1800 278 278.”

This water should not be used for

  • Drinking
  • Drinks made with water
  • Food preparation, washing or cooking of food,
  • Brushing of teeth
  • Making of ice
  • Children under 12 months old should not drink this water
  • In particular, children under 12 months old should not drink this water. This water should not be used for making up infant formula for bottled fed infants. An alternative source of water should be used. 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.
  • Domestic water filters will not render water safe to drink
  • Caution should be taken when bathing infants to ensure that they do not swallow the bathing water
  • Discard ice cubes in fridges and freezers and filtered water in fridges

What can you use water for?

  • The water can be used for personal hygiene, bathing, flushing toilets, laundry and washing of utensils

Uisce Éireann and Galway County Council will continue to liaise with the Health Service Executive with a view to lifting this drinking water restriction as soon as practicable.

Updates will be available on Twitter @IWCare and via our customer care helpline, open 24/7 on 1800 278 278.