Irish Water, on the advice of the Health Service Executive, has imposed a ‘Do Not Use Water’ Notice as a precautionary measure at the Moyola Park Residential Estate in Galway City, in the interest of public health. This is a precautionary notice as the results from samples taken from houses within the estate since Sunday are not yet available.
Galway City Council, on behalf of Irish Water, was on site at Moyola Park on Sunday to fix a burst water mains and subsequent to these works received complaints from residents in relation to an odour coming from the water.
Staff immediately visited a number of properties and noted no detectable smell from the water emanating from the residents' taps. However, as a precautionary measure they took water samples from the properties, flushed the water mains and notified the Health Service Executive to the complaints.
Tests are currently being carried out on the water. Since Sunday, Galway City Council, on behalf of Irish Water, has been flushing the mains and will continue to carry out flushing of the pipes on the estate. The water restriction will remain in place until the authorities involved are satisfied that there is no threat to public health.
Residents in the Moyola area were issued with letters this morning and are advised to follow the advise of the HSE. Galway City Council, on behalf of Irish Water, is providing bottled water to vulnerable residents on the estate and an alternative water supply will be available on the estate from this afternoon. Residents will be kept updated as more test results are made available.