Boil Water Notice lifted for some customers on the Galtee Regional Water Supply following remedial works

 Irish Water in partnership with Tipperary County Council and following consultation with the HSE has lifted the Boil Water Notice for a population of approximately 40 properties in the Galtee Regional Water Supply between Tipperary Town and Kilfeakle.
However, the Boil Water Notice which has been in place since October 31, 2019 remains in place on the second section of mains from Kilfeacle to Golden remains pending completion of remedial works and receipt of satisfactory monitoring results.
It has been possible to lift the restriction in this specific area following the completion of remedial works (installation of booster chlorination and water mains scouring), receipt of satisfactory monitoring results and after consultation with the HSE.
Irish Water’s drinking water and operational experts will continue to work with Tipperary County Council on the issue and will consult with the HSE to lift the Boil Water Notice for the remaining section of water main as quickly and as safely as possible.
The Boil Water Notice was put in place for part of the Galtee Regional water supply due to depleted chlorine levels in part of the network.
Duane O’Brien, Irish Water’s operations lead for Co Tipperary, says: “We fully appreciate the difficulty and inconvenience that a Boil Water Notice causes in the community. While we are pleased to be in a position to lift the notice for approximately 40 affected properties between Tipperary Town and Kilfeakle, it is important to stress that the Boil Water Notice remains in place for approximately 120 properties along the section of water main between Kilfeakle and Golden.
“We would like to assure people in this area that we are working to resolve the issue and restore a normal water supply as quickly as possible.
“We wish to thank the community for their ongoing patience and cooperation while we work to resolve this issue for those remaining on the Boil Water Notice. Irish Water’s priority is the provision of safe, clean drinking water and safeguarding that water supply for the future is a vital focus.”
Updates are available on the Water Supply Updates section on our website, on Twitter @IWCare and via our customer care helpline open 24/7 on 1850 278 278. A map can be viewed on the Irish Water website at https://www.water.ie/water-supply/supply-and-service-update/.
Further information on Boil Water Notices can be found on our website https://www.water.ie/water-supply/water-quality/boil-water-notice/
Boil Water Notice advice:

Water must be boiled for:
• Drinking
• Drinks made with water
• Preparation of salads and similar foods, which are not cooked prior to eating
• Brushing of teeth
• Making of ice – discard ice cubes in fridges and freezers and filtered water in fridges. Make ice from cooled boiled water.
What actions should be taken:
• Use water prepared for drinking when preparing foods that will not be cooked (e.g. washing salads)
• Water can be used for personal hygiene, bathing and flushing of toilets but not for brushing teeth or gargling
• Boil water by bringing to a vigorous, rolling boil (e.g. with an automatic kettle) and allow to cool. Cover and store in a refrigerator or cold place. Water from the hot tap is not safe to drink. Domestic water filters will not render water safe to drink
• Caution should be taken when bathing children to ensure that they do not swallow the bathing water
• Prepare infant feeds with water that has been brought to the boil once and cooled. Do not use water that has been re-boiled several times. If bottled water is used for the preparation of infant feeds it should be boiled once and cooled. If you are using bottled water for preparing baby food, be aware that some natural mineral water may have high sodium content. The legal limit for sodium in drinking water is 200mg per litre. Check the label on the bottled water to make sure the sodium or `Na’ is not greater than 200mg per litre. If it is, then it is advisable to use a different type of bottled water. If no other water is available, then use this water for as short a time as possible. It is important to keep babies hydrated.
• Great care should be taken with boiled water to avoid burns and scalds as accidents can easily happen, especially with children.

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