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Ireland Urgent boil water notice issued for Whitegate area of Cork after 'inadequate disinfection' at plant

23:20  16 february  2020
23:20  16 february  2020 Source:   msn.com

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The Boil Water Notice has been put in place as a precautionary measure due an issue with the filtration process at the plant . Irish Water and Cork County Council are working to resolve this situation as soon as possible. In the meantime, all customers of this supply are advised to boil water before

A boil water notice has been imposed on homes and businesses supplied by the Whitegate Regional Water Supply Scheme in east Cork following an issue with the filtration process at the plant . The notice will affect some 9,500 people in areas including Whitegate , Aghada, Rostellan, Saleen

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An urgent boil water notice has been issued for a part of Cork.

Water from the Whitegate Regional Public Water Supply system has been deemed "unsafe" and a boil water notice was issued for the area, which is in the eastern part of the county, for an indefinite period.

Irish Water said that water in the Whitegate and surrounding affected area is "potentially unsafe to drink due to inadequate disinfection at the plant".

It added: "As a result, following consultation with the Health Service Executive, Irish Water and Cork County Council are issuing a Boil Water Notice with immediate effect to protect the health of consumers.

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A boil water notice has been issued for a second time for people living in parts of counties Dublin The older of two water treatment plants at the Leixlip facility has been unable to react fast enough to However, that older plant produces 20% of the drinking water for the entire greater Dublin area

Among the customers affected by the boil water notice is Whitegate Oil Refinery and the ESB's Aghada Power Plant . The advise is to boil all water for drinking, food preparation, brushing of teeth and making of ice until further notice . Water can be used as normal for washing and flushing of toilets.

"This notice applies to all consumers supplied by the Whitegate Regional PWS. All consumers affected by this notice must boil their water before drinking."

For a full map covering the areas affected, go to water.ie.

 

Water must be boiled for on a rolling boil for one minute and then cooled for:

• Drinking

• Preparing Drinks made with water

• Preparation of salads and similar foods, which are not cooked prior to eating

• Brushing of teeth and/or gargling

• Making of ice. However, ensure you first discard all existing ice cubes in fridges and freezers and filtered water in fridges

 

When it comes to preparing infant formula, the advice from Irish Water is "you can prepare infant formula from tap water that has been boiled once (rolling boil for one minute) and cooled beforehand.

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Dublin area boil water notice remains in place but Irish Water hopes for 'some positive news'. Boil water notice issued for Wicklow and south Dublin due to treatment plant mechanical failure. This is the third time this year that households supplied by the Whitegate system have been issued with a

The drinking water situation in east Cork is “a complete and utter mess” according to residents in a report in the Evening Echo. While there is good news that a new filtration system will be installed in August at the Kilvagh Water Treatment Plant , a boil water notice is still in place for a large area

"Bottled water can also be used to make up infant formula. All bottled water, with the exception of natural mineral water, is regulated to the same standard as drinking water.

"It is best not to use bottled water labelled as ‘Natural Mineral Water’ as it can have high levels of sodium (salt) and other minerals, although it rarely does."

Irish Water has promised updates on the issue.

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