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Ireland Boil water notice affecting 600,000 people in Greater Dublin Area lifted with immediate effect

16:10  26 october  2019
16:10  26 october  2019 Source:   independent.ie

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Boil Water Notice for customers supplied by the Leixlip Water Treatment Plant has been lifted with immediate effect . “Irish Water acknowledge and understand the impact of this boil water notice on the 600 , 000 people affected and we sincerely regret the inconvenience,” Yvonne Harris of Irish

“The boil water notice affecting the greater Dublin area , including parts of Kildare and Dunboyne in Co Meath, has been lifted with immediate effect ” Irish Water said on Friday Boil Water Notice for customers supplied by the Leixlip Water Treatment Plant has been lifted with immediate effect .

Kettle boiling © Independent.ie Kettle boiling The boil water notice affecting 600,000 people in the Greater Dublin Area has been lifted.

A crisis management meeting took place this morning between Irish Water, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Health Service Executive (HSE) about the issue.

Following consultation with the HSE, Irish Water and Fingal County Council confirmed that the Boil Water Notice for customers supplied by Leixlip Water Treatment Plant has just been lifted with immediate effect.

The EPA conducted an audit of the Leixlip Water Treatment Plant on Thursday Irish Water and Fingal County Council were on site to support the audit.

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A boil water notice has been lifted for some 600 , 000 people in the greater Dublin area . The announcement on Friday evening followed a meeting Boil Water Notice for customers supplied by the Leixlip Water Treatment Plant has been lifted with immediate effect . We are grateful to our

Irish Water has lifted a boil - water notice for about 65, 000 people in south Co Dublin and Co Wicklow with immediate effect . The notice which was issued on Monday is lifted for all areas except Woodstock business park in Kilcoole, Co Wicklow, pending the results of ongoing investigations.

The HSE were also present.

The test results of a water sample that was taken earlier in the week was found to be satisfactory and this result formed part of the audit process.

This lunchtime, Irish water received the results for two more water samples taken later in the week.

Both samples were satisfactory.

Leixlip facility © Independent.ie Leixlip facility

Following this, the HSE, EPA, Fingal County Council and Irish Water met to discuss the preliminary results of the audit and the water sampling results.

HSE are satisfied with the information and risk assessment provided by Irish Water to support the lifting of the Boil water notice.

The HSE, EPA, Fingal County Council will continue to liaise on the Leixlip Water Treatment Plant.

Yvonne Harris Head of Customer Operations said: “Irish Water acknowledge and understand the impact of this boil water notice on the 600,000 people affected and we sincerely regret the inconvenience.

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A boil water notice has been issued by Irish Water affecting over half a million people in parts of Dublin , Co Kildare and Co Meath. Irish Water has advised that water must be boiled for drinking; drinks made with water ; preparation of salads and similar foods, which are not cooked prior to eating

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has said it cannot be guaranteed that a boil water notice affecting 600 , 000 people will be lifted before the upcoming Bank Holiday weekend. Speaking in the Dáil, Mr Varadkar said it will take three clear test results for the boil water notice to be lifted in the affected areas of

“We endeavoured to keep the public up to date at every stage and we are grateful to the media, elected representatives and members of the public who shared the information on social media and who supported family, friends and neighbours.”

“We are grateful to our partners in Fingal County Council who worked with us to provide all of the necessary information to the HSE and EPA to facilitate the lifting of this boil water notice. Since early this morning Fingal County Council flushed the network in key areas to remove the remaining at risk water from the network,” she added.

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