Public Alert: Boil Water Notice

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Public Alert: Boil Water Notice

Irish Water & Roscommon County Council


Update Issued 29th August 2018:

Irish Water/Roscommon County Council wishes to advise consumers served by the Grangemore Regional Water Supply Scheme to continue to boil water before use until further notice as stated in the Boil Water Notice issued on 27th July 2018

While there is no bacteriological contamination in the water supply at present, there are low chlorine residuals in the network meaning the water is vulnerable to contamination. Irish Water, working in partnership with Roscommon County Council have put a programme of works in place to rectify the situation.

Work is continuing at the treatment plant and on the distribution system to achieve a satisfactory and consistent chlorine residual throughout the scheme. An adequate chlorine residual is essential to ensure the water is fully protected against contamination. These works involve optimising the treatment plant performance and the systematic flushing of the distribution system. All three reservoirs in the network have been fully cleaned and disinfected over the past few weeks as part of the ongoing programme of works to have the boil water notice lifted.

Public health is Irish Water’s number one priority and it is important that the public continues to boil water before consumption. Irish Water will continue to liaise with the HSE and work with Roscommon County Council to rectify this situation as quickly as possible.

This notice only applies to consumers on the Grangemore Regional Water Supply Scheme and Ballinameen Camlin Group Water Scheme

  • Areas affected include: Croghan, Ballinameen, Ballymore, Killaraght, The Plains, surrounding areas.

A map of the Scheme is attached.

Boiling water is the best extra measure to ensure that your water is free of coliforms and other infections.  It is essential that people in the affected areas boil any water intended for drinking or food preparation.  If you are unsure of the source of your water supply, you should boil your water as a precautionary measure.

Water should be boiled for the following purposes:

  • Drinking
  • Drinks made with water
  • Preparation of salads and similar foods, which are not cooked prior to eating
  • Brushing of teeth
  • Making of ice

Un-boiled water should not be used for these purposes.

Un-boiled water can be used for personal hygiene, bathing and flushing of toilets but not for brushing teeth or gargling

TO BOIL WATER: Boil water until rolling, and then allow to cool.  Cover and store in a refrigerator or cold place.  Water from the hot tap is not safe to drink.  Domestic water filters will not render water safe to drink.  Discard ice cubes in fridges and freezers and any filtered water in fridges.  Make ice from cooled boiled water.

Use water prepared for drinking when preparing foods that will not be cooked (e.g. washing salads, fruit and vegetables to be consumed uncooked)

For further information in relation to Boil Water Notice Advice see

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 Date of Issue: 29th August 2018