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Clare Island’s Boil Water Notice Lifted

Date: 05-10-2023

A Boil Water Notice on the Clare Island Public Water Supply has been lifted with immediate effect. Uisce Éireann can confirm that, following consultation with the Health Service Executive, customers can now resume normal use of the water supply. 

The notice, which was issued in June, was put in place to protect the health of customers on the island following the detection of cryptosporidium in the water supply. 

Drinking water experts from Uisce Éireann worked to lift the notice as quickly and safely as possible and following satisfactory water samples over 18 weeks the Boil Water Notice has been lifted. Meanwhile, works are progressing to upgrade the island’s water treatment plant. 

Uisce Eireann’s Colette Scahill acknowledged the impact of the notice on islanders and thanked the community for their support while we worked to lift the notice. 

“Uisce Éireann’s primary focus remains the protection of public health and we worked with our stakeholders to lift the notice as quickly as possible. 

“We are grateful to customers on the island, elected representatives and the media for their assistance in sharing information on the boil water notice in recent weeks.”

The Uisce Éireann Customer Contact Centre, open 24/7 on freephone 1800 278 278, is available to answer queries in relation to the lifting of this notice. Further information is available on

Uisce Éireann is responsible for delivering public drinking water and wastewater services for the people of Ireland. We are committed to enabling communities to thrive by continuously upgrading and developing critical infrastructure to support sustainable growth and development, providing safe drinking water, and enhancing the environment. 

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