Irish Water and Longford County Council would like to remind customers supplied by Lanesborough Public Water Scheme that the Boil Water Notice issued on Friday 2 October remains in place until further notice to protect public health.
In consultation with the Health Service Executive (HSE), Irish Water and Longford County Council issued a Boil Water Notice as a precaution to protect approximately 4,800 customers following a mechanical failure at the water treatment plant, resulting in the disinfection process being compromised.
Customers in the town of Lanesborough and its environs, which includes the area from the western outskirts of Longford Town as far as the eastern outskirts of Newtowncashel village, including the villages of Killashee and Derraghan are advised to boil water before use until further notice. Please view the attached map for more information on the areas affected.
Irish Water’s priority is the provision of safe, clean drinking water and safeguarding that water supply for the future is a vital focus. We would like to reassure customers that our drinking water compliance and operational experts are working with our colleagues in Longford County Council and in consultation with the HSE to lift the Boil Water Notice as quickly and as safely as possible. Vulnerable customers registered on this supply have been notified.
Michael Cunniffe, Irish Water engineer, said “Irish Water understands the inconvenience caused as a result of this Boil Water Notice and apologises to all customers affected. Public health is our number one priority and it is important that people adhere to the boil water notice. We will continue to work closely with Longford County Council and the HSE to monitor the supply and lift the notice as quickly as it is safe to do so and safeguard the supply for the future.”
Irish Water would like to remind customers to follow the HSE Covid-19 advice and ensure frequent handwashing.
Should customers have any queries regarding this Boil Water Notice they should contact Irish Water directly on our customer care helpline, open 24/7, on 1850 278 278. Updates will be available on the Water Supply Updates section of the Irish Water website and via Twitter @IWCare.
Further information on using water during a Boil Water Notice can be found on our website at www.water.ie/water-supply/water-quality/boil-water-notice.
Boil Water Notice advice
Water must be boiled for:
What actions should be taken:
Great care should be taken with boiled water to avoid burns and scalds as accidents can easily happen, especially with children.
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