Boil water notice in West Tipp

A drinking water boil notice remains in place for around 150 houses and businesses in West Tipperary due to a possible contamination of the supply.

The precautionary measure was taken by Irish Water following the temporary failure of a chlorine dosing system to the Springmount Source which extends from east of Golden to West of Cashel – however it doesn’t impact on the entire Galtee Water Supply scheme.

The utility took the action on the advice of the Health Service Executive after it emerged in recent days that the Springmount source on the Galtee supply may be contaminated.

Irish Water says while the problem has been rectified the boil notice will remain in place pending monitoring results.

The areas affected stretch from the outskirts of Golden on the Cashel side stretching across both sides of the N74 up as far as the Deerpark and Hoare Abbey areas of Cashel itself.

Householders and businesses in the affected area are being advised to boil all water for drinking, washing of salad and other similar food preparations which aren’t cooked prior to eating, brushing of teeth and the making of ice.

Water which has been reboiled several times should not be used and domestic water filters do not render the supply safe to drink.

Irish Water and Tipperary County Council will continue to liaise with the HSE with a view to lifting it as soon as possible.