Boil Water Notice issued for 250 homes in Ros a Mhíl area

Galway Daily news Boil Water Notice lifted after more than five months in place

Approximately 250 homes in the Ros a Mhíl area are under a Boil Water Notice, which is expected to remain in several weeks.

Irish Water has issued a Boil Water Notice for a portion of the network in the area served by Rossaveal Reservoir due to low levels of chlorine and detections of Coliform bacteria in this part of the supply network.

Irish Water has said that while a Do Not Consume Notice for the entire Spiddal Public Water Supply was lifted on Monday, it was necessary to issue a BWN for a portion of the network in Ros a Mhíl while further remedial works take place.

A notice issued to the people affected by the BWN said that it is expected to be in place for 3 – 4 weeks.

We acknowledge the inconvenience caused and would like to assure customers that experts from Irish Water and Galway County Council are working to complete the remedial works and lift the notice as quickly and as safely as possible, in consultation with the HSE,” said Dr. Pat O’Sullivan, Irish Water’s Drinking Water Compliance Specialist.

Water must be boiled for drinking, drinks made with water, preparation of food not cooked prior to eating, brushing teeth, or making ice.

However, the water supply is still suitable for hygiene purposes, such as showering and hand-washing.