Category Archives: Boil Water Notice

Ireland – Boil Water Notice as parasite detected in East Limerick water -Cryptosporidium

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Approximately 470 consumers living close to the Tipperary border have been issued a Boil Water Notice. Traces of cryptosporidium was detected in the Glengar Public Water Supply. A map of the affected area is available to view on the supply and service section of

Following consultation with the (HSE), Uisce Éireann and Tipperary County Council, all consumers affected by this notice are advised to boil their water before drinking it.

supplied by the Glengar Public Water Supply scheme.  Uisce Éireann and Tipperary County Council are issuing this Boil Water Notice with immediate effect.

The notice impacts customers in Glengar, Leugh, Knockanavar, Moher East, Moher West, Shanacloon, Gortaderry, Ballyhane East, Ballyhane West and surrounding areas.

Vulnerable customers who have registered with Uisce Éireann will receive direct communication on this Boil Water Notice and are reminded that the water is safe to consume once boiled and cooled.

Water must be boiled for Drinking;

New Zealand – Vomiting affects school after E. coli found in town’s water

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People have been vomiting due to water pollution in Murupara in the Bay of Plenty.

The council is urging people to boil all water after elevated levels of E. coli were found in the town’s drinking water supply.

However, the advice was too late for some, with Murupara Area School reporting that students and teachers have been affected.

Students are asked to bring boiled water with them.

“Please be aware we already have some students and teachers vomiting due to the water pollution,” the school wrote on Facebook.

“We are worried that this could spread throughout the school.”

Ireland – EPA finds issues with Fermoy water supply – Cryptosporidium

Irish Examiner


Cryptosporidium had been detected in the public water supply in Fermoy in November last year

The public water supply to the north Cork town of Fermoy could be at risk and placed on a list of water treatment plants needing corrective action, according to the State environmental watchdog.

The Environmental Protection Agency has warned Irish Water that Fermoy’s water treatment plant could be placed on its Remedial Action List which would require the utility to complete an action programme to address problems with the supply.

It follows an audit by EPA inspectors carried out on the facility last November to check if it was providing clean and wholesome water to households and businesses.

Ireland – Wexford boil water notice impacting over 25,000 people could remain until middle of next week – Giardia


A boil water notice impacting over 25,000 people on the Wexford town public water supply could remain in place until the middle of next week.

Wexford County Council and Irish Water made the decision to implement the boil water notice with immediate effect on Wednesday evening, after samples taken from the Newtown Road Treatment Plant in town showed a detection of Giardia.

An emergency consultation with the HSE followed and the local authority took the decision to implement a boil water notice for an area covering the vast majority of Wexford town and right out as far as Taghmon.

The authorities say that they took the action “to protect the health of consumers” across Wexford. The consumption of water containing Giardia can cause diarrhoea, extreme abdominal cramps and gas. It is unclear if there’s been any official reports of people ill as a result of consuming the water, however, a few posted on social media complaining of these types of symptoms.

Ireland – Potentially dangerous parasite in County Limerick water supply – Cryptosporidium

Limerick Post

DRINKING water supplies in Foynes have come under the microscope with the ongoing detection of a parasite that could pose a threat to human health.

Cryptosporidium, a parasite found in human and animal faeces, has been detected in the Foynes/Shannon Estuary water treatment plant this year.

The Environmental Protection Agency said it was “very concerned” after it conducted an audit which detected two breaches of recommended limits of cryptosporidium at the plant on February 23 and April 13.

The EPA said that it was most likely due to “a deterioration in raw water quality combined with significant deficiencies and pressures on the treatment processes at the plant”.

The environmental watchdog said the incident was suitably escalated and managed to protect the health of the population of over 7,200 in the Foynes area who use the water supply.

Ireland – Councillor hopeful north Kerry boil water notice could be lifted this week – Cryptosporidium

water contamination

Radio Kerry

A Kerry county councillor says it’s hoped a boil water notice affecting 3,500 people for over a month could be lifted later this week.

On October 11th, the HSE issued a boil water notice for people supplied by the Ardfert North/Ballyheigue scheme, following the detection of cryptosporidium.

Irish Water is currently installing a UV system, which is now being commissioned before the matter is referred back to the HSE.

Ireland – Upgrade works completed on North Kerry treatment plant under boil water notice

Radio Kerry

Upgrade works have been carried out on a North Kerry treatment plant, which serves an area that’s been under a boil water notice for four weeks.

The notice for the Ardfert North (Ballyheigue) Public Water Supply was put in place on October 11th due to the detection of cryptosporidium in the public water supply.

Irish Water says 3,500 people are impacted by this boil water notice, which remains in place.

Ireland – Boil water notice issued for thousands in Co Longford – Cryptosporidium

Irish Times


Almost half of the population of Co Longford is subject to a boil water notice which was issued on Thursday.

It comes after the cryptosporidium barrier at a treatment plant was compromised following a deterioration in the raw water quality of the lake source, Irish Water said.

Following consultation with the HSE, Irish Water and Longford County Council decided to issue a boil water notice for the area supplied by the Longford Central Public Water Supply to protect public health.

The population impacted by this notice is approximately 17,500 people. The areas affected include all customers in Longford Town, Newtown Forbes, Balinalee, part of Edgeworthstown, part of Drumlish, part of Killashee and surrounding areas.

Experts from Irish Water and Longford County Council are assessing the situation with a view to having the notice lifted as quickly as possible. In the meantime, all customers of this supply are advised to boil water before use until further notice.

Ireland – WARNING: Boil Water Notice issued to protect 4,000 people in Carrick-on-Suir – Cryptosporidium

Tipperary Live

Irish Water and Tipperary County Council have issued a Boil Water Notice for households, businesses and other customers supplied by the Carrick-on-Suir (Lingaun) Public Water Supply following the detection of cryptosporidium in the water supply.

The Boil Water Notice, announced this evening, was imposed to protect approximately 4,000 people served by this water supply following advice received from the Health Service Executive and it will .

Vulnerable customers who have concerns can contact our customer care team on 1800 278 278.

For customers who wish to check if their property is on the Boil Water Notice themselves, please go to the following link on the Irish Water website: supply-and-service-updates, enter the property’s Eircode and you will then see if your property is on the Boil Water Notice.

Water must be boiled for:

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.
What actions should be taken:

Use water prepared for drinking when preparing foods that will not be cooked (e.g. washing salads);
Water can be used for personal hygiene, bathing and flushing of toilets but not for brushing teeth or gargling;
Boil water by bringing to a vigorous, rolling boil (e.g. with an automatic kettle) and allow to cool. Cover and store in a refrigerator or cold place. Water from the hot tap is not safe to drink. Domestic water filters will not render water safe to drink;
Caution should be taken when bathing children to ensure that they do not swallow the bathing water;
Prepare infant feeds with water that has been brought to the boil once and cooled. Do not use water that has been re-boiled several times. If bottled water is used for the preparation of infant feeds it should be boiled once and cooled. If you are using bottled water for preparing baby food, be aware that some natural mineral water may have high sodium content. The legal limit for sodium in drinking water is 200mg per litre. Check the label on the bottled water to make sure the sodium or `Na’ is not greater than 200mg per litre. If it is, then it is advisable to use a different type of bottled water. If no other water is available, then use this water for as short a time as possible. It is important to keep babies hydrated.
Great care should be taken with boiled water to avoid burns and scalds as accidents can easily happen, especially with children.

Updates will be available on our Water Supply Updates section on including a map of the affected area, on Twitter @IWCare and via our customer care helpline, open 24/7 on 1800 278 278. Customers are advised to set their location on to view updates specific to their water supply. Further information in relation to the boil water notice is available from supply/water-quality/boil- water-notice/

Irish Water continues to work at this time with our Local Authority partners, contractors and others to safeguard the health and well-being of both staff and the public and to ensure the continuity of critical drinking water and wastewater services. Irish Water would like to remind people to follow the HSE COVID-19 advice and ensure frequent handwashing.

ECDC -Cryptosporidiosis – Annual Report 2018

Click to access CRYP_AER_2018_Report.pdf