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Uisce Éireann working to lift boil water notice for Limerick area


UISCE Éireann is working to lift the boil water notice that is in place for customers in a Limerick area. 

The notice was put in place on September 26 due to the detection of cryptosporidium in the water supply for customers supplied by Cappamore Foileen Public Water Supply.

The notice impacts all customers supplied by the Cappamore Foileen Public Water Supply including Carrigmore which is now supplied from the Cappamore scheme.

Customers can check if their property is included by visiting the water quality section of and entering the property’s Eircode or by calling the Uisce Éireann customer care helpline, open 24/7, on 1800 278 278. 

While drinking water experts from Uisce Éireann are working to implement measures to lift the boil water notice, all customers on this supply are advised to continue to boil their water before use until further notice.

Customers are reminded that the water is safe to consume once boiled.

Uisce Éireann’s Duane O’Brien said: "Public health is Uisce Éireann’s number one priority and I want to acknowledge the inconvenience that this Boil Water Notice is causing to the local community.

"Uisce Éireann’s drinking water standards, as per EU Drinking Water regulations, are strict and include wide safety margins.

"Where risks to water quality are identified through Uisce Éireann’s enhanced testing and monitoring programme, the Health Service Executive (HSE) are consulted, and Boil Water Notices are issued to protect public health.

"In all instances immediate action is taken to address the cause of the issue to enable the lifting of the notice as quickly as it safe to do so, in agreement with the HSE."