Limerick County Council issues boil notices amid fears of contamination

David Hurley

Reporter:

David Hurley

Limerick County Council has issued three separate precautionary public water boil notices over fears the drinking water may be contaminated as a result of heavy rainfall in the County during the past 24 hours.

Limerick County Council has issued three separate precautionary public water boil notices over fears the drinking water may be contaminated as a result of heavy rainfall in the County during the past 24 hours.

On the advice of the Health Service Executive (HSE) and as a precautionary measure pending further investigation, a boil water notice is being issued to customers supplied by the Ardagh Water Scheme serving Ardagh Village and the immediate surrounding area, the Carrigeen Water Scheme serving the Carrigeen area near Croom, and the Tobergal water source serving the Feohanagh-Castlemahon Group Water Scheme, the villages of Broadford, Dromcollogher and surrounding areas.

According to Donal Brennan, Senior Engineer, Limerick County Council: “In the interest of public health, Limerick County Council is advising users in the affected areas to boil water before use.”

Mr Brennan added: “Limerick County Council will continue to liaise with the HSE with a view to lifting the Precautionary Boil Water Notices as soon as practicable. The Council will issue updates where necessary via its website, www.lcc.ie, and via the media.”

Water from any of the three supplies subject to the boil notice should not be consumed or used in the preparation of food unless boiled first.

It can be used for cleaning and flushing toilets.