Irish Water lifts Do Not Consume notice for Inis Oírr

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Water on Inis Óirr is now safe to drink after Irish Water’s Do Not Consume Notice was lifted yesterday with immediate effect.

The notice was issued to protect approximately 257 customers after elevated levels of manganese were found in the water supply.

Speaking about the lifting of the notice, Dr Pat O’Sullivan, Irish Water’s Drinking Water Compliance Specialist, said that Irish Water acknowledges and understands the impact this Do Not Consume Notice had on the community.

He said they sincerely regret the inconvenience and that drinking water compliance and operational experts worked hard to resolve this issue as quickly and as safely as possible.

“We are grateful to the media, elected representatives and members of the public who shared the information,” said Dr O’Sullivan.

“We would also like to thank Galway County Council and HSE for their input and support throughout the process.”

All consumers on the Inis Oírr Public Water Supply Scheme can now resume normal use of the water supply for drinking, food preparation and brushing teeth.

Irish Water and the Local Authority/Health Service Executive Water Liaison Group will continue to meet and will review ongoing process control, monitoring and testing of the drinking water supply.

If customers have any queries regarding this Do Not Consume Notice and the lifting of it, they should contact Irish Water directly on our customer care helpline, open 24/7, on 1800 278 278.