16 August 2016 Go back to News
Over 200 people to benefit from lifting of Leenane boil water notice
Irish Water and Galway County Council wishes to announce that following advice from the Health Service Executive, the boil water notice imposed on the Leenane Public Water Supply on July 15 2015 has been lifted with immediate effect. Irish Water has invested almost €1 million at the Leenane Water Treatment Plant to ensure a safe and reliable supply of drinking water is now available for over 200 customers in Leenane.
Commenting Ger Greally, Irish Water O&M Lead for Galway City and County said: “Irish Water is delighted that this boil water notice has been lifted ahead of schedule and on budget. We acknowledge the work of Galway County Council in reaching this point and look forward to seeing the Leenane Public Water Supply being removed from the EPA’s RAL later this year.”
The Leenane Water Treatment Plant will now provide year-round protection against the range of contaminants found in the raw water. A coagulation, flocculation, and clarification process has been installed along with filtration and disinfection.
The coagulation and filtration processes provide a robust removal barrier for microbiological and physical/chemical contaminants and will significantly reduce the risk of microbiological and physical/chemical non-compliance.
In addition, the two processes combined with the disinfection processes of UV and chlorination, will provide multiple barrier protection against pathogens.
“The Leenane Public Water Supply now provides a robust barrier to microbiological and other contaminants. Customers can now resume the normal use of the water supply for drinking, food preparation, making ice and brushing teeth and we are delighted that the boil water notice has been lifted before the end of the busy tourist season in Leenane,” added Mr Greally.
Irish Water wishes to acknowledge the efforts of Galway County Council and the co-operation of the HSE and the EPA in lifting the notice.
Irish Water and Galway 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, the farming and business community.
The Irish Water Customer Contact Centre (1850 278 278) is available to answer customer queries in relation to this water notice. Further information is available on our Supply and Service page.