A Boil Water Notice has been issued for more than 900 household in the Lettermore area of Connemara by Irish Water today.
The Boil Water Notice has been issued for households on the Teeranea/Lettermore Pubic Water Supply due to mechanical issues at the water treatment plant.
Irish Water has said that “ongoing operational and mechanical issues” at the treatment plant have resulted in the water treatment process being compromised.
People affected by the notice must boil their water before drinking and preparing food with it, as well as when brushing your teeth.
But the water is safe for all other applications including personal hygiene, bathing and flushing of toilets Irish Water states.
Tim O’Connor of Irish Water said “Public health is Irish Water’s number one priority and we would like to assure customers that no non-compliant water has entered the network.”
“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 under the current COVID-19 restrictions to improve the operations at the plant.”
Irish Water will monitor the plant with Galway County Council and the HSE, and lift the notice when it is deemed safe.
Business customers will receive a 40 per cent rebate on the cost of the supply of water to their businesses for the duration of the Boil Water Notice.