A Boil Water Notice has been issued covering roughly 2,300 people living in the Barna area.
Due to problems with the water disinfection at Tonabruckey Reservoir, the notice has been issued for households drawing from the Barna section of the Galway City West Public Water Supply.
This Boil Water Notice covers an area stretching from Silverstrand, to as far out as Furbo on the main road.
The affected homes and businesses are in Barna Village, Truskey West and Truskey East, Barr Aille, Fermoyle, Ballard and along the coastal road.
Customers in the area served by Tonabrucky Reservoir will notice increased levels of chlorine in their water supply in the coming days as efforts are made to resolve this issue.
Tim O’Connor of Irish Water said “Public health is Irish Water’s number one priority and we would like to assure customers that the notice has been put in place to protect customers.
“We are aware of the impact that this notice will have on the area affected and thank our customers in advance for their patience and cooperation while we work as safely and as efficiently as possible to rectify the situation.”
“We advise customers in the affected areas to adhere to the Boil Water Notice until further notice. We will continue to work closely with Galway City Council and the HSE to monitor the supply and lift the notice when it is safe to do so.”
Irish Water and the City Council are investigating the Disinfection Boosting Station at the reservoir, and have said that they will attempt solutions to resolve the issue “as quickly and as safely as possible”.
In the meantime water must be boiled before drinking, making drinks with water, for use in the preparation of salads and similar foods, brushing teeth, or making ice.