Boil water advisory lifted on Clare Island water supply

AFTER consulting with the HSE, Irish Water confirmed that the boil water advisory affecting customers supplied by the Clare Island Public Water Supply has been lifted with immediate effect and the water is potable.

The advisory was issued on June 18 as a precautionary measure to protect public health following the detection of cryptosporidium during supply sampling.

Irish Water’s drinking water compliance and operational experts worked to resolve the situation as quickly and safely as possible.

Following a certain number of satisfactory water samples and work at the treatment plant, the boil water advisory was lifted.

Ger Greally, Irish Water, said: ‘Irish Water recognizes and understands the impact of this boil water advisory on the 165 people affected on the Isle of Clare and surrounding areas and we sincerely regret any inconvenience caused. We thank the media, elected officials and community members who shared the information. Irish Water’s priority is the provision of safe and clean drinking water and safeguarding this water supply for the future is a vital goal.

If customers have any questions, they should contact Irish Water directly through our 24/7 customer support line at 1-800-278-278.

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