Boil Water Notice issued for Gort area

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A precautionary boil water notice has been issued for the some 2,800 homes and businesses in the Gort area.

Irish Water has put in place a boil water notice for customers on the Gort Public Water supply due to a mechanical fault at the treatment plant.

People on the Gort PWS are currently without a water supply due to the fault at the water treatment plant.

These households are advised that repairs should be completed by midday today, and people should commence boiling their water as soon as the supply is restored.

Irish Water has not yet given an estimated timeframe for this warning, only saying that people should boil their water until further notice.

Ronan Daly, Irish Water’s Asset Operations Lead, has acknowledged the impact this notice will have on the community and apologised for the inconvenience to customers.

“We will continue to work closely with Galway County Council and the HSE to monitor the supply and lift the notice as quickly as it is safe to do so and safeguard the supply for the future.”

“Public health is Irish Water’s number one priority and this Boil Water Notice has been put in place as a precaution to protect customers following a mechanical fault at the water treatment plant.”

“Where risks to water quality are identified through Irish Water’s enhanced testing and monitoring programme, Boil Water Notices are issued in order to safeguard public health.”

“In all instances immediate action is taken to address the cause of the issue in order to lift the notice as quickly as possible, in agreement with the HSE.”

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