LIMERICK County Council has announced it has removed one of three precautionary boil water notices put in place following heavy rainfall in the County last week.
The local authority says that that following the receipt of satisfactory water quality test results, and on the advice of the Health Service Executive, the precautionary boil water notice has been lifted for the South West Regional Water Supply.
Up to 3,500 people had been affected by the boil notice in Dromcollogher, Broadford, Feohanagh, Feenagh, Kilmeedy and surrounding areas.
“Two other separate precautionary boil notices remain in place as a precautionary measure pending further investigation. The notices relate to customers supplied by the Ardagh Water Scheme serving Ardagh Village and the immediate surrounding area, and the Carrigeen Water Scheme serving the Carrigeen area near Croom,” explained Paul Crowe, Director of Services, who added: “In the interest of public health, Limerick County Council is advising users in the affected areas to boil water before use.”
Limerick County Council will continue to liaise with the HSE with a view to lifting the Precautionary Boil Water Notices in the coming days. Further water testing is being carried out and these notices will be reviewed again on Thursday, once the results of further tests are available.