3 March 2020 Go back to News
Customers advised that Loughrea Public Water Supply is safe for consumption
Loughrea Public Water Supply is fully compliant with all drinking water regulations
Irish Water would like to assure customers supplied by the Loughrea Public Water Supply that their water supply is fully compliant with all drinking water regulations. All of Irish Water’s sampling results indicate that chlorine levels in the network are high and the Ultra Violet system at the treatment plant is fully functioning.
Irish Water carries out regular testing and monitoring of all public water supplies in Ireland in accordance with EU legislation.
When a drinking water exceedance occurs, Irish Water carries out an assessment and where necessary, consults with the Health Service Executive (HSE) to seek their advice in the interest of protecting public health. Where required, Irish Water also notifies the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).
We are aware of concerns in one housing estate in Loughrea and carried out tests in the area 10 days ago which have all returned compliant.
We carried out further tests yesterday and will liaise with the HSE once we receive the results of these.
Customers can view drinking water quality results for their area by inputting their address on our Drinking Water Quality page. Customers with queries about their water supply can contact the Irish Water customer service helpline 24/7 on 1850 278278.