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Boil Water Notice lifted with immediate effect for all customers supplied by Clare Island Public Water Supply in Co Mayo

Date: 24-09-2021

Following consultation with the Health Service Executive (HSE), Irish Water can confirm that the Boil Water Notice impacting customers supplied by the Clare Island Public Water Supply has been lifted with immediate effect and the water is safe to drink. The notice was issued on 18 June as a precautionary measure to protect public health following the detection of cryptosporidium during sampling of the supply. Irish Water’s drinking water compliance and operational experts worked to resolve the situation as quickly and as safely as possible.

Following a number of satisfactory water samples and works to the treatment plant, the Boil Water Notice was lifted.

Ger Greally, Irish Water, said, “Irish Water acknowledges and understands the impact of this Boil Water Notice on the 165 people affected on Clare Island and its environs and we sincerely regret any inconvenience caused. We are grateful to the media, elected representatives and members of the community who shared the information. Irish Water’s priority is the provision of safe, clean drinking water and safeguarding that water supply for the future is a vital focus.”

If customers have any queries regarding this Boil Water Notice and the lifting of it, they should contact Irish Water directly on our customer care helpline, open 24/7, on 1800 278 278.

Irish Water continues to work with our local authority partners, contractors and others to safeguard the health and well-being of both staff and the public and to ensure the continuity of critical drinking water and wastewater services. Irish Water would like to remind people to follow the HSE COVID-19 advice and ensure frequent handwashing.

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