Boil Water Notice issued for parts of South Dublin County
A BOIL water notice has been issued this evening to around 600,000 people supplied by the Leixlip Water Treatment Plant, which includes parts of South Dublin County.
Irish Water and Fingal County Council this evening issued a Boil Water Notice with immediate effect for the entire supply as a “precautionary measure” following issues with the treatment process at the plant.
According to Irish Water, these issues may have compromised the disinfection process which makes the water safe to drink.
“The issues have now been resolved, but water is travelling through the system which is why the Boil Water Notice is being put in place”, Irish Water has said.
The areas impacted include parts of Fingal, areas in Dublin City Council, parts of South Dublin County Council and parts of Kildare and Dunboyne in Meath.
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When contacted by The Echo this evening, Irish Water confirmed that areas affected in South Dublin County include Lucan and Ronanstown.
Parts of Palmerstown were initially listed as being affected, but Irish Water is now saying that these areas fall outside of the boil notice area.
However, despite this, people living across these areas are advised to check the detailed, updated interactive map, which highlights areas affected - or call Irish Water's 24 hour customer care helpline on 1850 278 278 if unsure.
In a statement issued, Irish Water said: “Irish Water acknowledges the impact and inconvenience caused by this Boil Water Notice to homes and businesses.
“We would like to reassure our customers that that Irish Water’s drinking water and operational experts are working with our colleagues in Fingal County Council to resolve this issue as quickly as possible.
“Irish Water is contacting all registered vulnerable customers who are affected by this Boil Water Notice to advise them.”
The Boil Notice has been issued by Irish Water and Fingal County Council following consultation with HSE. The EPA has been informed.
Updates are available on Irish Water’s Twitter account or via its customer care helpline open 24/7 on 1850 278 278.
Further information on Boil Water Notices can be found on the Irish Water website HERE
Boil Water Notice advice issued by Irish Water
Water must be boiled for: Drinking; Drinks made with water; Preparation of salads and similar foods, which are not cooked prior to eating; Brushing of teeth.
Making of ice – discard ice cubes in fridges and freezers and filtered water in fridges. Make ice from cooled boiled water.