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Water Services

Boil Water Notices

Under the European Union (Drinking Water) Regulations 2023, Mayo County Council is responsible for drawing up and executing a drinking water monitoring programme for all regulated private supplies within its functional area.

Mayo County Council procure appropriate sampling and testing services to carry out the monitoring programme for regulated private supplies, in accordance with the Regulations. These services are also employed to carry out any additional sampling required on private supplies (regulated or exempt) throughout the year.

Drinking water parameters are tested to ensure that the drinking water quality is of an acceptable standard, as set out in the European Union (Drinking Water) Regulations 2023.

A drinking water exceedance occurs when a parameter value is above the acceptable limit. When an exceedance occurs, steps are taken in line with the Regulations, to ensure mitigation and remedial action takes place swiftly to minimise effects.

In some instances, a private supply will be issued with a Boil Water Notice. A register of Boil Water Notices can be viewed and is available for download by clicking Rural Water - Boil Water Notice Register.

Water quality test results can be obtained on request from the rural water office, please see contact details below.

Any further queries in relation to boil water notices can be made by emailing or by contacting the rural water office on 094-9064000.

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