New boil water notice for Drumconrath

Irish Water has issued a Boil Water Notice for customers supplied by the Drumconrath Public Water Supply .

The notice comes just weeks after a similar notice, which lasted up to six weeks was lifted.

Irish Water and Meath County Council aid the notice was due to “elevated turbidity levels”. “The reservoir is now empty and water is to be restored under the protection of a Boil Water Notice as a precautionary measure to protect approximately 1,227 customers served by the Drumconrath Public Water Supply,” according to a statement from Irish water..

“Reservoir levels were depleted this week consumers lost supply for a period.

Areas impacted include; Drumconrath, Druminshin, Loughbrackan, Drumsillagh, Kearntown, Ballymacolgan, Drumgill Upper, Corstown, Rathtrasna, Drumgill Lower, Summerhill , Mooneystown, Hennigan, Posseckstown, Rathreynolds, Saintjohnsfort, Mackanhill, Birdhill, Aclare House Demesne, Caddelstown, Woodtown, Piercetown, Syddan, Mentrim, Bigstown, Clonbartan, Mandistown, Newstone, Mullyandrew, Greenan and surrounding areas. Please view the attached map for more information.

Irish Water’s drinking water compliance and operational experts are working with colleagues in Meath County Council to resolve the issue as quickly and as safely as possible.

Tselo Tlou, Irish Water said: “Irish Water acknowledges the impact and inconvenience caused by the imposition of a Boil Water Notice to homes and businesses, especially at this time of year but public health is our main priority and it is essential we put the notice in place at this time. We wish to thank the community for their patience and cooperation while we work to resolve this issue."

In the meantime, all customers of this supply are advised to boil water before use until further notice. In line with HSE COVID-19 advice and the requirement for frequent hand washing, Irish Water advises that the water remains suitable for this purpose and boiling the water is not required.

Water must be boiled for drinking, for drinks made with water, for the preparation of salads and similar foods, which are not cooked prior to eating, brushing of teeth and making of ice.

Irish Water is contacting registered vulnerable customers who are affected by this Boil Water Notice to advise them.

For queries regarding this Boil Water Notice, customers should contact Irish Water directly on our customer care helpline, open 24/7, on 1800 278 278. Updates will be available on the Water Supply Updates section of the Irish Water website and via Twitter @IWCare.